Join Suffolk Chamber of Commerce for a discussion on the future of economic development within West Suffolk with Ian Gallin, Joint CEO of St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Forest Heath District Council.

Ian is an experienced local government leader with a strong track record in building cohesive partnerships and securing economic growth. Appointed Joint Chief Executive of Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury Councils in 2012, Ian has driven forward an ambitious West Suffolk shared services agenda which continues to cut costs, generate income and foster political consensus across the two councils.

With the ethos of ‘doing things differently’, Ian has supported councillors to develop a vision for local government in West Suffolk, focused on prioritising sustainable growth which provides momentum for rapid, radical change – both internally and externally. Raising West Suffolk’s economic and cultural profile and enhancing its influence at regional and national levels is being allied to the councils’