Nottingham City Council

Mel Barrett

Mel is Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council, serving one of the country’s most vibrant and diverse cities.  He is responsible for providing policy advice to elected councillors and providing visible leadership to the council’s 6,000 staff delivering vital public services, securing economic growth and improving life chances.

He was previously Chief Executive of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and has a successful track record in the management of large scale customer facing services, organisational change and transformation initiatives, and the delivery of large scale regeneration and development projects.

Mel is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and an alumnus of the City University, London MBA Programme, as well as a Commissioner for the Commission for Creating Healthy Cities.