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Ian Thompson

Buckinghamshire Council

Ian Thompson has 34 years’ experience in local government. He is currently Corporate Director Planning, Growth and Sustainability at Buckinghamshire Council where he was part of the corporate management team that brought the Buckinghamshire unitary council together, a role he also played at Durham when the Council became a unitary authority in 2009.  

His background in place based services comes from senior roles at Durham, Calderdale, Stockton on Tees, Basingstoke and Deane, and City of York.  Ian has experience of leading both strategic and front line services, and has worked with partners on a national, regional and local level.