Hertfordshire County Council creates top sustainability role
A first-ever executive director of sustainable growth has been appointed at Hertfordshire County Council.
Patsy Dell is currently director of the Hertfordshire Growth Board, a role she has fulfilled on a secondment basis since April 2020.
Before that, she was assistant director of growth and place at County Hall in Hertford and has had lead roles in planning and sustainable development on Oxford and Cambridge city councils.
Cllr Richard Roberts, leader of Hertfordshire County Council and chairman of the Hertfordshire Growth Board, said: "We are delighted Patsy will be taking up the newly-created position of executive director of sustainable growth.
"Delivering responsible and sustainable growth for our county is among our highest priorities and Patsy has been at the heart of this already for some time in her current role with the Hertfordshire Growth Board and, before that, as assistant director of growth and place for the county council.
"Patsy's extensive experience of leading place-based approaches to growth and development will continue to be vital in the coming years as we aim to deliver the growth which will make our county cleaner, greener and healthier while further strengthening our economy."