Waverley and Guildford Borough Councils have appointed Pedro Wrobel as their new Joint Chief Executive

Waverley and Guildford Borough Councils have appointed Pedro Wrobel as their new Joint Chief Executive, succeeding Tom Horwood, who is leaving his post in February. Pedro brings extensive experience from his position at Westminster City Council and other previous roles.

Since being appointed, Pedro has expressed his commitment to lead and bring together both organisations, and to make Guildford and Waverley brilliant places to live, work, and do business in.

Pedro currently holds the position of Executive Director of Innovation & Change at Westminster City Council, where he oversees policy, strategy, analysis, change, and communication functions. In this role, he contributes to shaping the council’s services, focusing on engagement with residents and businesses, evidence-based strategy, events, leisure services and parks, as well as the lord mayoralty and the promotion of innovation.

Beginning his civil service career in 2003, Pedro has amassed a broad range of experience, notably serving as the Director of Planning at the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. His responsibilities in this role involved addressing issues related to housing and community development.

Throughout his extensive government service, Pedro has held various strategic, policy, and analytical positions in HM Treasury, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Child Support Agency, and HM Revenue and Customs. Notably, he served as a private secretary to Treasury Ministers during both Labour and Coalition governments.

In leadership roles preceding his current position, Pedro has served as the Director of the Cabinet Office Systems Unit and Head of Profession for Policy at the Cabinet Office. His tenure as Chief Strategy Officer at the Valuation Office Agency further showcases his experience in navigating complex organisational environments.

In addition to his role at Westminster City Council, Pedro is also recognised as a Policy Fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy. For his efforts, In 2013, Pedro was awarded the Civil Service Award for Innovative Delivery, recognising his contributions in advancing innovative approaches within the civil service.

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