Andy Allsopp joins Hounslow as head of corporate comms in late February, after working at Cambridgeshire since 2008. He will oversee a team of nine at Hounslow.
Allsopp has previously worked as head of comms at Bedfordshire County Council and corporate comms manager at Suffolk Council.
Last year, Allsopp oversaw a review of Cambridgeshire's comms unit in order to make it more cost-efficient. While this is ongoing, the council has a plan on the table to merge with the comms departments of neighbouring Cambridgeshire district councils.
Last month, Labour-run Hounslow Council launched an annual parking and traffic enforcement report with the aim of improving transparency.