Steve Cox

Steve Cox

Non-Executive Director

Steve Cox is Executive Director for Place & Economy at Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council and leads one of the only joint services in the UK concentrated on developing both a City unitary and County Council area. Steve’s responsibilities include planning, housing, highways, environmental services, climate change, and regeneration.


Previously, Steve was a Corporate Director at Thurrock Council where over the past three years he was responsible for leading England’s highest-rated planning service, drawing down £150m of Government growth funding, delivering a £500m capital programme and leading Thurrock’s response to the proposed £6bn Lower Thames Crossing.

His previous roles have included a shared service role as Director of Growth for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, a range of executive director roles at the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) and roles delivering major new development at Hertfordshire County Council.

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