Sep 20 2012 By Hannah Bewley
THE former head of Ofsted has been appointed as interim chief executive at Brent Council.
Christine Gilbert CBE will take over from Gareth Daniel, who announced his sudden departure from the council earlier this month.
Ms Gilbert previously worked as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector at Ofsted and was formerly chief executive at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
The former head teacher at Whimore High School was awarded a CBE in the 2006 New Year's honours list for services to education and local government.
She is married to former Harrow East MP Tony McNulty and they met while both working at Harrow Council. Brent Council confirmed she would start in early November and remain in the post until a permanent replacement is appointed.
Councillor Muhammed Butt, Leader of the Council, said: "I am delighted that Christine has agreed to accept the post. 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.
"Residents can expect to see a range of exciting transformations in the quality of services we provide to the local community."