executive Ian Trenholm is leaving the Royal Borough of Windsor
and Maidenhead to work for central government.
has handed in his notice to the council after four years at the
He is going to be chief operating officer at the Department
for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
He said: "I have had a great four years in the Royal Borough.
It has been a real pleasure and privilege to work with so many
passionate and committed people, both inside the council and in
"We have all worked hard together to take the council to new
levels of achievement and performance."
He added: "I leave behind a committed and ambitious officer
team who I know will continue to do their utmost to ensure that
borough residents remain the top priority in every service."
A graduate of the University of London, Mr Trenholm holds an
MBA from Durham University Business School.
He started his career with the Royal Hong Kong Police Service
and then moved to Surrey Police before working in the private
He worked in Buckinghamshire County Council before taking up
his position with the Royal Borough in spring 2008.
Since then he has been in charge of all council employees and
responsible for working with councillors on the running of the
Council leader David Burbage thanked Mr Trenholm for his part
in helping the council deliver ‘more for less’.
"We are very sorry to lose him but wish him well in his new
role," he added.
A council spokeswoman said details of Mr Trenholm's
departure date and replacement have not been confirmed.