Following various rumours circulating about the appointment of the new Chief Executive of Brent Council last week I sought clarification from the Brent Council Press Office. This is their statement:
The (CEO) interview process has not yet taken place therefore no appointment has been made. The new Chief Executive will be appointed by a panel of elected members later this month and this appointment will be subject to ratification by Full Council on 22 June 2015. As yet Christine Gilbert has not agreed a leaving date. I can confirm that Lorraine Langham, Chief Operating Officer, has not applied for the role. The Council will make a public statement once an appointment has been confirmed.