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Brent Council appoints former Harrow teacher Christine Gilbert as interim chief executive
A former Harrow teacher will become Brent Council’s temporary chief executive after the controversial departure of her predecessor.
Former Whitmore High School headteacher Christine Gilbert will take up the post in early November while the council finds a permanent replacement for Gareth Daniel, it announced this afternoon.
Mr Daniel left his £194,550-a-year job nearly two weeks ago after a reported breakdown in his relationship with council leader Muhammed Butt, but no official announcement, explanation, or detail of his severance package has been given.
Mrs Gilbert, who is married to former Harrow East MP Tony McNulty, worked as director of education at Harrow Council and chief executive of Tower Hamlets Council before serving as head of Ofsted from 2006-11.
Cllr Butt said he was “delighted” at the appointment, adding: “She has a wealth of local government experience at the most senior level and will provide inspirational leadership to the council in
the months ahead.
“Brent is proud of its achievements to date and although already a high performing organisation we are committed to providing even better services to residents under the council's new leadership team.”