Hull City Council Appoints New Director of Regeneration

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Hull City Council has announced the appointment of Chris Jackson as its new Director of Regeneration. Chris brings extensive experience from his previous roles at NHS England and within central Government. He is expected to lead the city’s ongoing transformation efforts and spearhead new initiatives to drive further development.

Chris Jackson joins Hull City Council from his recent position as Director of Capital at NHS England. In this role, he was responsible for managing the national capital budget and overseeing major capital programs, including the establishment of new diagnostic centres and surgical hubs.

His background in managing large-scale infrastructure projects is anticipated to be a valuable asset for Hull’s regeneration plans.

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Extensive Public Sector Experience

Before his tenure at the NHS, Chris served as a senior civil servant in central Government. He held several significant roles, including Deputy Director positions at HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office. His responsibilities involved advising Government ministers on crucial issues such as local government spending, devolution, adult social care, housing policy, and private infrastructure financing. This extensive experience in public sector management and policy advisory roles is expected to contribute greatly to his new position at Hull City Council.

Chris Jackson, a native of Hull, expressed his enthusiasm for his new role:

“Hull’s regeneration story has made national headlines and I’m looking forward to leading the fantastic team that has been instrumental in the transformation of the city. While much has been achieved in recent years, the city also has massive potential. I am eager to get going and to play a key role in the next exciting phase of Hull’s journey.”

Strategic Vision for Hull’s Future

Matt Jukes, the council’s chief executive, highlighted Chris’s wealth of experience and expertise from his impressive public sector career, stating,

“Chris has considerable experience and expertise from an impressive career in the public sector and we’re delighted to welcome him to the council.

“He is taking on an extremely important role at a crucial time, working closely with our many partners to grow and develop our vibrant and burgeoning city and delivering on our regional devolution ambitions.

“I am very much looking forward to working with Chris as we move these important priorities forward.”

Cllr Mike Ross, leader of the council, also expressed his optimism about Chris’s appointment:

“I look forward to working with Chris as we continue to build on recent successes in our city. As an administration, we are proud of what we have achieved so far and have no doubt that Chris will help us to continue with that.”

Emphasis on Community and Economic Growth

The appointment of Chris Jackson signals a continued commitment to Hull’s regeneration efforts, focusing on community development and economic growth. His background suggests a strategic approach to urban regeneration, integrating health infrastructure advancements with broader public service improvements.

Hull has made significant strides in its transformation journey, and Chris’s leadership is expected to further accelerate these efforts. His expertise in managing complex projects and understanding of local government dynamics will be crucial in navigating the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

As Hull continues to develop, the city’s administration is confident that Chris’s leadership will help realize its full potential, ensuring sustainable growth and improved quality of life for its residents. The new phase of Hull’s regeneration promises to be an exciting period, building on past achievements and setting new milestones for the future.

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