Walsh set to leave Ealing Council for new role
Wed 18th July 2012, 6:03 pm
Ealing Council's director of property and regeneration Brendon Walsh is moving to Hounslow Council to take up a new role.
Walsh, who has served at Ealing for six years, has been appointed director of regeneration, education and environment at Hounslow.
He will be succeeded by his current deputy, Lucy Taylor, after he leaves Ealing in September.
Speaking to EalingInLondon, Walsh said: "I have had a tremendous period at Ealing but am looking forward to the new challenge in my new role."
During his time at Ealing, Walsh oversaw a successful programme of town centre regeneration, which saw significant private sector investment following a major masterplanning excercise in each centre.
The most prominent of these was the Dickens Yard development, which has attracted more than £150 million in private sector investment.
Walsh also launched the Ealing Apprenticeship Programme, which saw more than 100 young people helped to gain work placements, and was appointed by London mayor Boris Johnson to chair a Londonwide apprenticeship programme.
He also worked closely with 3Fox International in organising the Sitematch London initiative, which helps match developers with councils to discuss development opportunities.
Walsh said he was looking forward to working on the comprehensive regeneration of Brentford and Hounslow town centres in his new role, which will involve responsibilities for planning.