Tony Clements has joined Ealing Council as its new chief executive.
He is returning to Ealing, having previously been executive director of place, and his professional background is in London local government as well as in housing associations and the private sector. He has recently been strategic director at neighbouring Hammersmith and Fulham Council and worked with London Councils in leading the London-wide economic recovery effort after the impact of the pandemic.
He was also director of Neighbourly Lab, a start-up bringing new insight and evidence into what builds successful communities.
Paul Martin had been interim chief executive since February 2022 until the permanent appointment could be made.
‘An amazing borough’
Mr Clements said: “I’m delighted to be joining Ealing Council as chief executive. Ealing is an amazing borough and a this is a council full of committed staff who, over the past couple of years, have gone the extra mile – and further – to serve our residents.
“I am looking forward to working with councillors to deliver their ambitious and exciting programme for the borough. I hope my recent work in understanding what builds successful communities will mean the council can deliver better and more meaningful engagement with people across the borough, and I very much look forward to working together with residents, partners and council staff to deliver the council’s exciting agenda.”
‘He brings energy and creativity’
Council leader Peter Mason said: “I warmly welcome Tony to Ealing Council. He brings energy and creativity to the borough, and I look forward to working with him to create an open and collaborative culture where we engage residents in shaping their neighbourhoods and involve them in the services the council delivers.”