The assistant chief executive of Anglesey Council will leave the local authority at the end of the year.
Dr Caroline Turner has been named as the new CEO of Powys County Council – she’ll take up her new role in January.
The former civil servant and Welsh Government chief returned to local government on her native Anglesey three years ago. Her new role was confirmed during a special meeting in Newtown on Tuesday.
Dr Turner replaces interim chief executive Dr Mohammed Mehmet – the former Denbighshire County Council CEO stepped in for Jeremy Patterson, who resigned in September after almost a year on sick leave.
She said: ”Local government in Wales is facing challenging times, but by working together, we can deliver good quality sustainable services for the people of Powys.”
Dr Turner, a former politics tutor at Aberystwyth University, specialised in economic development with both Anglesey and Gwynedd county councils before joining the Welsh Government in 1999 – working in a number of roles dealing with communities, the Welsh language and digital services.