Adrian Joined Nottinghamshire County Council in 2016 as Corporate Director of Place and became the County Council’s Deputy Chief Executive in January 2019.
Adrian leads many of the Council’s most visible frontline services used by our 800,000 residents and 31,000 businesses including highways, transport, waste and recycling as well as the catering, cleaning and landscaping services that the Council provides to many local schools. The Department also provides important place based services such as planning and economic development and community services such as trading standards, community safety and support for the voluntary and community sector.
A strong Place Department will help sustain what local residents value about Nottinghamshire, whilst ensuring the County Council achieves its ambition for inclusive growth and prosperity. There are many significant opportunities for growth in the County, not least our important role in the Midlands Engine. Adrian has a key role for Nottinghamshire in the Midlands Engine Development Corporation bringing forward the plans for HS2 and the ambitious developments at Toton, East Midlands Airport and the Ratcliffe on Soar Power Station. These opportunities will bring new jobs, better housing, more connectivity and more prosperity to our County’s residents and businesses, but only if we have a Place Department with the right capacity and resources, aligned to our vision.