- What New leadership team for Birmingham council’s planning and regeneration offering
- Why Follows departure of Waheed Nazir and upcoming departure of Richard Cowell
- What next The duo will oversee a development pipeline stretching into the billions
Birmingham City Council has announced two senior appointments to bolster its regeneration and planning functions while replacing Waheed Nazir, who has recently departed.
The appointments, within the council’s Inclusive Growth directorate, include the promotion of assistant director for planning Ian MacLeod to acting director, Inclusive Growth. A replacement for Nazir.
Head of city design, Simon Delahunty-Forrest, will become acting assistant director, Development, following the departure of current postholder Richard Cowell.
Councillor Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “Birmingham is a rapidly transforming city as an increasing number of people choose to live, work and set up business here.
“With a number of major development projects either under way or in the pipeline, I am delighted that Ian has been appointed to oversee this exciting period of transformation for our great city, bringing his significant experience and expertise to this hugely important role.
“Ian will be ably supported by Simon in his new role as acting assistant director for Development, again continuing to build on the strong foundations already laid within the Inclusive Growth directorate.”