Slough appoints new chief executive

by Noella Pio Kivlehan Thu 26 July 2018, 3:39 pm

Slough Council has appointed Josie Wragg as its new chief executive.

Josie Wragg

Wragg is currently director of customer services and localities at Wokingham Council and has a 30-year career in local government. She was unanimously agreed for the chief executive post at a full council meeting earlier this week.

She will take up the new post in the autumn. Nigel Pallace will continue as interim chief executive until then and remain with the council for a short period to support Wragg as she settles into her new post.

Wragg joined Wokingham Council in 1998 as a policy manager, rising to senior positions in strategic partnerships, community sustainability and environment.

Councillor James Swindlehurst, leader of Slough Council, said: “I would like to be the first to congratulate Josie on her appointment and I look forward to her taking up this important leadership role.

“Josie is dedicated to public service and shares my belief that our staff are our best and most important asset. We went through a rigorous recruitment process to make sure we selected the best candidate and I am confident Josie will help us achieve our exciting vision for Slough.”

Wragg added: “I am genuinely delighted to be joining Slough Borough Council as its new chief executive. As I progressed through the interview process, I learned about and witnessed the incredible work currently under way at the council and the ambitions staff have for the borough’s residents.

“I am passionate about public service and am excited about the challenges this role brings. Slough is a vibrant and ever-changing town and I feel fortunate to have the privilege of helping shape its future. I look forward to joining the council in the coming months.”

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