New Director of Communities to join Horsham District Council

Horsham District Council has appointed Paul Anderson to the position of Director of Communities to succeed Adam Chalmers who is leaving the Council to take up the role of Chief Executive at Elmbridge Borough Council in Surrey.

Paul will be a key player in the senior management team and will help deliver the Council’s ambition to put the environment at the top of our agenda, while continuing to work with our communities, parishes and contractors to deliver excellent quality services in housing, arts and culture, waste, parks and the environment.

Paul comes to the Council with a wealth of experience in leading and managing waste, environmental and parks services, and projects driving forward the Climate Change Agenda. He is currently the Executive Head of Service for People and the Environment at Mole Valley District Council and originally started his career at Horsham District Council in the 1990s. Paul has also worked for Mid-Sussex District Council in Haywards Heath.

Living in Horsham, Paul is passionate about the role he can play in addressing the environmental challenges we face, building strong communities and continuing to invest to keep our District a great place to live and work.

Paul will take up his role as Director of Communities in the early autumn.

Jane Eaton, Chief Executive said:

I am delighted to have Paul join our team here at Horsham. He was an outstanding candidate and his proven track record, especially in climate change and the environment, will be of great benefit to the Council and the District.

Commenting on his appointment, Paul said:

I have been very impressed with the Council’s environmental ambitions and the way it continues to provide a wide range of services to its residents – this is a good time to be joining Horsham.

I look forward to working with colleagues across the Council to ensure residents continue to receive excellent services and tackle the environmental challenges together.