Croydon Council confirms Nathan Elvery as new CEO


By - Sunday 13th July, 2014

Mr Nathan Elvery has been confirmed as the new CEO of Croydon Council, previously holding the role on a interim basis. Mr Elvery stated, “I’m passionate about Croydon and proud to be appointed chief executive of this council”.


Nathan Elvery; picture used with permission

Release Begins: Croydon Council has announced that Nathan Elvery is to be appointed chief executive on a permanent basis.

Mr Elvery has held the interim position since February last year, when he took over from Jon Rouse, delivering major opportunities for Croydon, including approval for the £1bn regeneration of the town centre, securing the largest funding allocation for school building in the country and leading the Gold Command in helping to avert a flooding crisis in the borough earlier in the year.

The 45-year-old joined the council as director of finance in 2004. He became executive director of resources and customer services in 2008, and was also appointed deputy chief executive in the same year.

He will be confirmed as chief executive subject to approval by full Council at its next meeting on Tuesday, 15 July.

Councillor Tony Newman, leader of the council, said: “We feel Nathan is the right person to help steer this borough through the challenges ahead and has already been instrumental in helping us to implement the changes we want to make in our Ambitious for Croydon agenda for the people of our borough.

“It is testament to Nathan’s talents and ability that both political sides of the council unanimously backed this appointment, recognising the excellent job he has been doing over these past 15 months.

“We’re delighted to have him as chief executive of the council.”

Mr Elvery said: “There are exciting times for Croydon and we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lead the way in securing homes, jobs and a strong economic future for all residents of the borough.

“We face a series of major challenges but I am confident that the political leadership of the council is bold and ambitious and I am looking forward to working with the new administration.

Release ends.

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