Andy Donald, probably the most powerful of Brent Council's three strategic directors, was confirmed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Redbridge Council tonight.
His portfolio has expanded over his term in Brent to cover regeneration, planning, council housing, adult skills, environmental health, school expansion and the sale of some of the Council's own property. His approach to regeneration has often been controversial as a result of his view that the role of the Council is to smooth the way for developers. LINK
He is Deputy Chief Executive in addition to these roles. He is also a founder board member of The Future of London and Chair of the Meanwhile Foundation, a national charoty set up by Brent Council.
During his tenure there have been major regenerations in Wembley (Quintain), South Kilburn, Park Royal and Alperton. The high rise skyline of Brent will be his most visible legacy. Among the more controversial schemes have been the school expansion/new housing that saw the closure of Stonebridge Adventure Playground and the Willesden Green library development which resulted in luxury flats being sold at inflated prices in Singapore.
His predecessor at Redbridge, Roger Hampson, had a salary of £193,301.