John East

Interim Strategic Director of Place, Winchester City Council

About John East

John East has significant experience as a regeneration, housing, planning, and environment professional enjoying a career spanning nearly four decades in the public sector. Since 2018 he has provided interim management services, most recently as the Strategic Director of Place at Winchester City Council and as the Chief Executive for Wycombe District Council.   Prior to that he was Strategic Director for Growth and Homes at the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham where he set up the Council’s regeneration and investment company Be First, and worked for the London Borough of Newham for 6 years as the Director of Housing and Community Infrastructure.  He has also been the Director of Planning and Development at the London Boroughs of Southwark, Richmond-upon Thames and Brent, as well as heading up Savills Central London Planning Team for several years in the 2000s.  

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