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.