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Chief Executive

About Islington Council's Chief Executive.

Islington Council's Chief Executive leads and takes responsibility for the work of the staff that run the local authority on a day to day basis, providing over 600 local services.

As principal policy adviser, the Chief Executive ensures that central government legislation is translated and implemented locally through policy planning, reporting arrangements and strong performance management systems.

Victoria Lawson started as Chief Executive on 8 January 2024. 

Before taking up this role, Victoria was Executive Director of Environment, Culture and Customer Services at Hounslow Council, and was an Executive Director there since July 2019. She also held several other corporate leadership positions at Hounslow, and was the Chair of the London Environment Directors Network.   

Find out about the council's departments and services and the senior management team.