New Executive Director announced for Barnsley Council

We’re pleased to announce that Matt O’Neill will be joining the council in early summer as Executive Director of Place.  

Matt joins us from North Yorkshire County Council where he is currently Assistant Director Growth, Planning and Trading Standards. He will be responsible for services across the Place directorate including our Environment, Transport and Economic Regeneration services.  

Cllr Sir Steve Houghton CBE, Leader of Barnsley Council, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Matt O’Neill to Barnsley Council in his new role as Executive Director for Place. 

“The appointment was made following a rigorous recruitment process involving partners and employees, which ended with a final decision made by Elected Members. 

“Matt joins us at an exciting time as we’re emerging from the pandemic with a focus on renewal and growth. Matt really impressed us with both his ideas and operational experience and will play a key role in driving Barnsley forward to be the place of possibilities, and we look forward to him being part of our journey.”  

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