Crawley set to name new chief exec

CRAWLEY Borough Council is set to name Natalie Brahma-Pearl as its new chief executive.

The council's cross-party Appointments & Investigating Committee has recommended her for the role following an interview and question-and-answer sessions with panels of staff and stakeholders. The full council will be asked to approve the appointment on 22 March.

Brahma-Pearl is currently director of community services at Horsham District Council, where she leads on housing, economic growth, community and customer services. She has previously worked at East Hampshire and Adur & Worthing councils.

Cllr Peter Lamb, leader of Crawley Borough Council, said: "We're delighted to be recommending Natalie as our new chief executive to next week's full  council meeting.

"Crawley is still a young town and we have a great future ahead of us. I'm confident Natalie has the experience and enthusiasm to help deliver that future."

Brahma-Pearl said: "I am thrilled and honoured to have been offered the role of chief executive at Crawley Borough Council. I am passionate about improving public services and this is therefore a really exciting opportunity for me to build on Crawley's excellent reputation.

"I am very much looking forward to working with councillors, staff and partners to take the many great opportunities forward for the town. I am confident that, with Crawley's first-class record for service delivery, innovation and regeneration, we will collectively achieve the ambitions for the borough."

Peter Browning will remain as acting chief executive until Brahma-Pearl takes up her post.