Brent Council have appointed Amar Dave as their director for regeneration and environment.
He has been chief executive at Rochford District Council since October 2013, and previously worked at Reading Borough Council as director of environment, culture and transport.
Cllr Muhammed Butt, Brent Council Leader, said: “Brent is a lively, vibrant and diverse borough which is full of opportunities and, together with our partners, the council has an ambitious plan to make Brent even better.
“I’m looking forward to (him) joining the team as we strive to unleash the borough’s potential and make Brent an even better place to live and work.”
Chief Executive Carolyn Downs added: “The passion, enthusiasm and undoubted skills and experience which Amar demonstrated are just what the council needs to help make our 2020 Vision a reality.”
He is expected to start in June.