Andy O'Brien
Andy O'Brien
Chief Executive
East Staffordshire BC

“Andy is the Chief Executive of East Staffordshire Borough Council in the heart of the Midlands. He has been keen to support elected members, residents, communities and businesses through the midst of the pandemic and beyond recent flooding crises, including establishing a council funded springboard boost grant to provide monies and support to start ups and small businesses to grow and take on new staff. Working with Staffordshire County Council his council has commissioned a place-making and inward investment approach that looks at how Burton upon Trent can be better marketed for investment. Andy is the lead CEO for the District Councils Network in relation to Healthier Communities as well as the Secretary to the Burton ‘Towns Fund (Regeneration) Board’. He holds a degree and MBA from the University of Warwick and is Deputy Chair of Governors at his local Grammar School. Earlier in his career he worked at the IDeA.”