Barbara Cooper

Corporate Director of Growth, Environment and Transport, Kent County Council

Working as the Corporate Director of Growth, Environment and Transport at Kent County Council, the post includes both the strategic and the operational, ranging from the corporate running of the authority as well as responsibility for the performance of our front-line services. The services include economic development, highways, waste, planning, environment, community safety, trading standards, arts and sports.

Barbara's priorities include ensuring that local and national partners share Kent’s aspirations and understand their challenges; developing positive relationships with local businesses and developers; working on unlocking growth in both jobs and homes across Kent but particularly in the Thames Gateway, Ashford and coastal East Kent. She works closely with district colleagues to properly calibrate the cost of growth and to understand the funding gaps that arise. 

Session Details

The Kent Business Debate

Clive Emson Building: 1.30pm - 2.00pm
Join over 100 business leaders from across the South East at The Kent Business Debate to have your say on key business issues in the region, learn practical steps to thrive in a post-Brexit world, whether or not recent developments result in the UK actually leaving the EU, plan for the future and be ready to exploit the bigger opportunities in the months and years to come. 

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