Enfield Council has announced the appointment of Sarah Cary as its new executive director of regeneration and environmental services.

Ms Cary, who is a town planner with experience in development, was previously head of sustainable places at FTSE 100 real estate investment trust British Land PLC.

She succeeds Mr Ian Davis, who has become the Council’s chief executive, and is expected to take up her post in the Spring of 2018.

Mr. Ian Davis, Enfield Council’s chief executive, said: “Enfield Council’s executive director of regeneration and environmental services will be leading and motivating an already highly-respected team and will be charged with supporting and enhancing high-quality performances across the borough.

“Sarah has been appointed following a rigorous appointment process with an impressive calibre of applicants.

“We were looking for a director to provide strong and long-term strategic leadership, to develop core strategies and to uphold the Council’s priorities.

“I believe we have found that in Sarah and I look forward to working closely with her and her team.”

Ms Cary has experience in country-wide development projects and holds a doctorate in Planning from The Bartlett at University College London.

She will report to Mr Davis and manage the assistant director of commercial regeneration and environment, the assistant director of commercial regeneration and environment and the director of operational services.

Her brief is to oversee regeneration, estate renewal programmes and front-line services.

Ms Cary, said: “I understand the strategic and high-profile nature of this role and I am motivated by the scale of transformation underway to make Enfield a better place to live and work in, delivering fairness for all, growth and sustainability and strong communities.”

The department for regeneration and environmental services oversees the £6 billion Meridian Water project that plans 10,000 new homes for Enfield, and the regeneration of Ponders End.

Ms Cary will also lead on highways, waste management and street cleansing.