Cllr Asima Shaikh has been appointed as the new Council Executive Member for Economic and Community Development.
Cllr Shaikh brings with her a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge, having previously worked for the Greater London Authority, several London boroughs and in central Government. Her experience of project management and policy development make her an excellent addition to the Council's Executive.
Cllr Shaikh said: "I'm delighted to join the Council's Executive and I'm really looking forward to getting to work to make our borough a fairer place.
"Too many people are out of work in Islington, and employment is a top priority for this Labour administration. I'm looking forward to helping create better services to help get people into work, and to working together with local businesses to secure more opportunities for local residents.
"The many community groups and charities in our borough play a vital role in making Islington a better and fairer place for everyone. I will continue to work closely with them to support residents at a time of massive cuts from the Tory-led Government."
Cllr Shaikh was elected in May 2014 as a councillor for Finsbury Park ward and tweets @ashaikhn7