Statement: Thurrock Council Chief Executive

16 September 2022

Thurrock Council's Chief Executive, Lyn Carpenter, is currently taking a period of leave from the council. Ian Wake, Corporate Director of Adults, Housing and Health, will be acting Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service in her absence.

Interim arrangements will enable us to support and facilitate the work required in relation to government intervention and the best value inspection with Essex County Council as Commissioner.

Directors' Board and the acting Leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Coxshall, will be working hard with staff, members and partners to protect the interests of and much valued services for Thurrock's residents.

Acting Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Mark Coxshall said: "I am working alongside everyone at Thurrock Council to make sure that services are delivered and we continue to make Thurrock the best it can be."