Stevenage Borough Council appoints new Strategic Director

16 Dec 2019

Stevenage Borough Council has formally appointed Richard Protheroe as its new Strategic Director.

Richard has worked in Local Government for over twenty years beginning as a Housing Specialist at Woking Borough Council and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. More recently he has spent several years at Stevenage Borough Council as Head of Service (Chief Executive’s Unit), Assistant Director (Corporate Services) and Interim Strategic Director.

In his new role, he will act as a critical member of the council’s Senior Leadership Team with responsibility for providing direction across a range of council services and projects.

Matt Partridge, Chief Executive of Stevenage Borough Council, said: “Richard has covered this role on an interim basis for the last six months. His wealth of knowledge, commitment and enthusiasm will be essential to the delivery of our plans to regenerate our Town Centre and develop affordable housing for all.

“I am delighted that we are once again promoting our talent from within the council. I’m look forward to continuing to work with Richard as we strive to realise our Future Town, Future Council ambitions and congratulate him on this well-deserved appointment.”