Council appoints interim chief executive

Slough Borough Council has announced the appointment of Will Tuckley as their new interim chief executive today (Friday 22 March). 

Will has previously worked as interim chief executive at Brighton and Hove City Council and was chief executive at Tower Hamlets Council between 2015 and 2023, and chief executive at London Borough of Bexley between 2008 and 2015. He will join the council on 15 April.  

Council Dexter Smith, leader of the council, said: “I am delighted to welcome Will to our council as interim chief executive, and I look forward to working closely with him. There remains much to do on our improvement journey, and this appointment is important in ensuring our organisation has the officer leadership we need.” 

Will said: “I’m looking forward to getting to grips with what must be one of the most important roles in local government at the moment. I’m excited to meet and work with commissioners, colleagues, members and partners across the borough once I get started. Slough Borough Council faces well documented challenges, and I will commit to providing the leadership required until a permanent appointment is made.”  

Lead commissioner, Gavin Jones, said: “Will brings a wealth of experience and will ensure the focus on the improvement required is maintained while we recruit a permanent chief executive for the council.” 

Published: 22 March 2024