11 July 2019 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council set to appoint new deputy chief executive

Sep 11, 2019

A new deputy chief executive with extensive experience in managing major infrastructure projects is set to join Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to guide key initiatives to ensure the area continues to be a great place to live and work


Following a rigorous selection process, a meeting of all councillors next Thursday (18 July) is to be asked to approve the appointment of Ian Boll to the post of Executive Director of Borough Development and Deputy Chief Executive.

A civil engineer, Ian currently leads on strategic infrastructure planning at Northamptonshire County Council, after a period as acting Executive Director. There he is developing the strategic infrastructure plan for Northamptonshire, supporting sustainable growth.

In his new role, Ian will oversee the building of homes and community facilities at Manydown and the regeneration of Basing View business district in Basingstoke town centre, as well as ensuring a high quality of life through cultural and leisure facilities and activities. His key responsibilities also include promoting the borough for inward investment, attracting new employers and helping businesses to grow to keep the local economy booming. The council’s support for strong, safe and healthy communities and young people and families is in his department and he will lead work with key partner organisations to coordinate services and initiatives for the local area.

Chief Executive of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Mel Barrett said: “Following a rigorous selection process Ian was the unanimous choice for this important role. The council is working innovatively with the property industry using our own land and resources and partnered by ‘best in class’ developers to take strides forward on delivering an ambitious vision for our borough. Ian will be a great asset, bringing extensive project management experience in delivering sustainable developments, especially around transport.”

Subject to Council approval on 18 July, it is hoped that Ian will join the borough council in the autumn.