Council announces new chief executive
by James Wood Fri 26 February 2016, 4:07 pm
Paul Najsarek has been announced as Ealing Councilís new chief executive.
Councillors unanimously approved the decision on Tuesday 23 February, after a "rigorous interview process".
Najsarek replaces Martin Smith, who has been in the role for six years – he will take up the position from 11 April 2016.
Most recently, Najsarek was chief executive of Bolton Council in Lancashire, where he led the Greater Manchester devolution deal for the city. He has also held the role of interim chief executive at Harrow Council, where he oversaw a £1 billion regeneration project and the building of 2,500 homes, as well as holding positions in Harrow, Hammersmith and Fulham and Hertfordshire.
Najsarek said: "I know Ealing well and it is a great borough with a vibrant and diverse community. I am honoured and excited to have been appointed to this role.
“I am fortunate to be joining such a well-run council that has ambitious plans to capitalise on the area’s opportunities to improve the lives of local people.
"Although the public sector has challenges ahead, Martin has left a great legacy with the help of his team, councillors and council staff. I fully intend to build on this and strengthen our position in London and ensure that we keep delivering the best possible services for our residents."