Hull City Council has promoted Alex Codd from city planning manager to city economic development and regeneration manager.
Codd has spent the past 10 years leading the council’s planning team, delivering employment opportunities at Siemens, Reckitt Benckiser and Indivior, which has created more jobs in the city.
His new role sees him tasked with helping the council to strengthen its relationship with SMEs and micro-businesses while enabling business growth, and stimulating the employment of the city's workers and care-leavers.
Codd said: “It is essential we work in partnership with the public and private sector to ensure the city’s ambitions are maximised and the city’s population benefits most from future opportunities.”
The role has been designed to strengthen the relationship between planning and economic development and unlock the development of key sites across the city. It will enable the city to build on its energy, environmental and healthcare credentials while providing the resource to effectively engage in its devolution and Brexit agendas.