Linzi Roberts-Egan has been confirmed as the next Chief Executive of Islington Council.
Currently Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Families and Housing at Waltham Forest Council, Linzi has worked in the public sector for 28 years, starting with a highly successful career in teaching. In 2008, she left a role as Executive Headteacher leading a mainstream primary school and two Pupil Referral Units in Thurrock, to become the Assistant Director of Education and Inclusion at St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council. In 2010 she returned to London, joining Newham Council in 2010 as Director of Children’s Services, before taking on her current role at Waltham Forest in 2013.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Richard Watts said: “We’re determined to make Islington fairer and create a place where everyone, whatever their background, can reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.
"Linzi is an inspiring leader with an impressive track record of delivering ambitious and complex change programmes. She shares Islington’s core values and is passionate about delivering high-quality services that support the most vulnerable in our community. I am confident she has the experience, tenacity and drive to lead Islington through the coming years and I am really looking forward to working with her to make Islington fairer.”
Linzi Roberts-Egan said: “I feel truly honoured to take on the role of Islington’s Chief Executive. Islington is a values-led organisation with a long tradition of delivering great services to its residents, while reducing inequality. Its vision and values completely align with my own and I am thrilled to be part of its exciting and vibrant future.”
This appointment follows the departure of Lesley Seary, who retired in April after eight years as Islington’s Chief Executive. Maggie Kufeldt will continue as interim Head of Paid Service until Linzi arrives in post.