Simon Ridley, Director General, Decentralisation and Growth, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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About the speaker

Simon Ridley has been Director General, Decentralisation and Growth since September 2015.

Prior to taking up this role, Simon was Chief Executive of the Planning Inspectorate, the agency responsible for planning appeals and national infrastructure planning, from 2014. Simon was previously Director of Local Government Finance at DCLG in 2010. In this role he led a wide ranging reform agenda in local government finance that met the government’s priorities on fiscal consolidation, economic growth, localism and public service reform.

From 1997 to 2010 Simon worked at HM Treasury in a number of roles, predominantly focused on public spending and economic reform.



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