Newham Council's Executive Director for Regeneration to retire

25 April 2013 in Regeneration
The man appointed by Newham Council to help shape the future of the borough, including the legacy created by the 2012 Games, is to retire from the local authority.
Clive Dutton OBE is to leave his post as executive director for regeneration and inward investment on 31 May. He has been with Newham since September 2009, having joined from Birmingham City Council.

Clive said: "It is something I have been thinking about for a while, especially as I am about to celebrate my landmark 60th birthday. I am leaving at a time when Newham Council's commitment to inward investment and regeneration legacy from the 2012 Games is stronger than ever.

"I believe the momentum of the regeneration programme Newham has established will continue strongly into the future. The borough has massive potential for investment, growth and greater prosperity with an abundance of land for development, excellent transport links and a young, energetic and increasingly skilled workforce."

During his time at Newham Clive has helped to strengthen the borough's reputation as a great investment partner as well as overseeing important development projects involving the public, private and voluntary sectors.

These have included:

  • the Stratford Metropolitan Masterplan - the strategic statement for the regeneration of the Stratford area including the existing town centre, Westfield Stratford City and the Olympic site after the 2012 Games
  • the new economic vision for the Royal Docks, including achieving Enterprise Zone status and securing the Siemens Crystal innovation hub for sustainable technologies
  • Newham's Core Strategy - the blueprint for driving economic development and regeneration across the borough until 2027, making the most of the space and opportunities Newham offers.
  • Newham Council's chief executive Kim Bromley-Derry said: "The balance of London is moving eastwards and Clive has helped to create an inward investment story for Newham that has put us on the world stage.

"Regeneration here will always be for the benefit of local people. Clive's work has set the scene for major job creating projects that are making Newham the place where people choose to live, work and stay; making us a more resilient community; and achieving convergence with the rest of London. We wish him well in his retirement."