Enfield Council has appointed a real investment estate expert to lead its regeneration and environment department from this spring, following the appointment of former director Ian Davis to the role of council chief executive in summer 2017.
Sarah Cary, the former head of sustainable places at developer British Land, will join the regeneration team in May, subject to full council approval.
Davis praised Cary’s appointment: “Sarah has been appointed following a rigorous appointment process with an impressive calibre of applicants.
"We were looking for a director to provide strong and long-term strategic leadership, to develop core strategies and to uphold the council's priorities.
"I believe we have found that in Sarah and I look forward to working closely with her and her team."
Serving at British Land for nine years, Cary has substantial experience with major development projects across the UK and will oversee the council's plans for the £6 billion, 10,000-home residential scheme at Meridian Water, as well as the ongoing regeneration of Ponders End.
Cary said: "I understand the strategic and high-profile nature of this role and I am motivated by the scale of transformation underway to make Enfield a better place to live and work in, delivering fairness for all, growth and sustainability and strong communities."
Doug Taylor, leader of the council, reacted to Davis' appointment as chief executive: "As Enfield Council’s director of regeneration and environment, Ian has been at the centre of delivering an extensive range of regeneration projects across the borough in recent years.
"His appointment as chief executive will enable him to continue to drive the regeneration of our borough, boost its economy, help to improve the lives of residents and support the most vulnerable."
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