Lancaster City Council chief executive Susan Parsonage will be taking up a new role at Wokingham Council by mid-March 2019.
Parsonage joined the council in July 2016 and has been pushing forward a number of projects while at the helm of Lancaster City Council, including the multi-million pound Canal Quarter project and the planned creation of the UK’s second Eden Project in Morecambe.
Parsonage said: “During my time at Lancaster we have built a strong foundation for future growth, including strengthening our team, refocusing our services, evolving our marketing, improving our operations, reducing our costs and forging many new partnerships.
“I share a love and respect for this great district and have been privileged to work alongside some amazing people and organisations.
“I wish all staff every success in the future and look forward to seeing the many projects and plans now in place come to fruition during the coming years – I plan to return as a visitor and enjoy all that the district has to offer.”
Council leader Eileen Blamire said the council was “looking forward to embracing the challenges of the future”.
“We wish Susan all the best for her next role.”
Plans will now be made for filling the role of chief executive.