Join Suffolk Chamber of Commerce for breakfast with Ian Gallin, Chief Executive of Forest Heath District and St Edmundsbury Borough Councils along with Julie Baird, Assistant Director of Growth. 

Ian and Julie will be giving delegates an update on key initiatives and projects involving Forest Heath District and St Edmundsbury Borough councils and how they might impact upon business communities.

About Ian:

Ian is an experienced Local Government leader with a strong track record in building cohesive partnerships and securing economic growth. Since he was appointed Join Chief Executive in 2012, Ian has driven forward ambitious loval government transformation in West Suffolk. Ian’s ethos of ‘doing things differently to create better outcomes for our communities and businesses’ has supported councillors to develop a vision for local government in West Suffolk.

About Julie:

Julie has a portfolio of private sector consultancy experience as well  as in local government in London, Cambridgeshire and Glasgow. She has also run her own business providing consultancy services to private and public sector clients. She is currently Assistant Director for Growth at Forest Heath District and St Edmundsbury Borough councils. Julie is delivery focused and enjoys making new and innovative ideas happen. She is committed to working with other to achieve outcomes which position businesses and communities in the best place now and in the future.


  • 7:30am Arrival, Networking & Breakfast
  • 8:10am Welcome from Chair
  • 8:15am  Questions
  • 9:00am Event Close

To register your attendance  for this event please follow the link on the right hand side. Alternatively, to contact the organiser directly please use the contact information also provided on the right hand side.

Members fee £14.58 + VAT, Non-Members fee £22.58 + VAT