An internal appointment at Brighton & Hove City Council has seen Nick Hibberd promoted to the post of Head of Regeneration, tasked to work with the Economic Partnership and other agencies to boost economic growth.
His remit will also cover the economic aspects of the emerging City Plan [see earlier story ] and major developments in the pipeline such as Hove Station, the Brighton i360 and Preston Barracks. With considerable experience in housing, Nick will also lead on a £100m programme to regenerate the city’s social housing estates. In addition to Brighton & Hove’s Economic Partnership he will be working closely with the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership [LEP].
The appointment comes at a key time for the city with the arrival of a new chief executive [see earlier story], the uncertain progress of elements of the City Plan through full council, the emerging City Deal with government, the review of the economic strategy and the one-off Future Cities Demonstrator bid for £24m funding [see earlier story].
Tony Mernagh, Executive Director of the Economic Partnership, welcomed the appointment saying, “Nick Hibberd has a wide range of experience and is well regarded within the city council. The Economic Partnership already works closely with local authority officers both above and below this new post and I look forward to working with him as well on challenges facing the city”
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