Lyn Carpenter took up her post in September 2015, joining Thurrock from her joint role in Hammersmith & Fulham and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea - Bi-Boroughs - where she was Executive Director of Environment, Leisure and Residents Services.
Lyn chaired the Tri-Borough (including Westminster City Council) Public Health Board and the Violence Against Women and Girls Board and is a member of the national Society of Local Authority Chief Executives Board (SOLACE).
Lyn has over 25 years local government service. She has worked in 8 different local authorities including Bexley, Crawley, Elmbridge, and Merton councils having started life in the private leisure sector.
Outside the work environment, Lyn has had over 40 years' involvement in netball - contributing as a player, coach, administrator and volunteer. Lyn is currently Chairman of Netball Europe, a volunteer role she has held for 13 years.
She was an England Under-18 and Under-21 player and became a senior international in 1997, representing England in the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and a year later at the Netball World Championships and winning bronze medals at both.