Our new Chief Executive

Introducing Terence Herbert

Terence Herbert is the new Chief Executive of Surrey County Council.

Terence, currently Chief Executive at Wiltshire Council, was chosen after a robust recruitment process to find a replacement for Joanna Killian.

Terence was formally appointed at an extraordinary Full Council meeting on 9 April 2024 and he is expected to take over as Chief Executive in the summer.

Leader of Surrey County Council Tim Oliver said: "Terence is an outstanding leader bringing over 25 years of local government experience to the role, and it is excellent news that he will be joining us.

"Under his leadership, Wiltshire is regarded as a strong local authority – one of the largest unitary authorities in the country – with sound finances and a high-performing workforce.

"I am certain that he will be a tremendous asset to Surrey and is the right person to lead us as we face the challenges ahead."

Full Council meeting on 9 April 2024 where Terence was formally appointed

Terence joined Wiltshire Council in 2011, where he was appointed Chief Executive in June 2020. Prior to this he held a number of senior leadership roles including Head of Service for Safeguarding, Associate Director for Children's Services, Executive Director for Children and Families, Leisure and Communities, Corporate Services and HR and Organisational Development, and Chief Executive Officer for People.

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