Denise Park
Denise Park
Deputy Chief Executive
Blackburn with Darwen BC

Denise Park has been Chief Executive of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council since May 2019. She has almost 30 years’ local government experience, joining Blackburn with Darwen when it became a new unitary authority in April 1998. She has worked with services across the local authority leading on the budget strategy and a number of corporate transformation programmes and key partnerships. Whilst Deputy Chief Executive, she was responsible for all Resources and Place based services, including regeneration, growth and environment. Denise has chaired the Lancashire Local Resilience Forum (LRF) Covid coordinating group since April 2021 and is involved in the Lancashire & South Cumbria Integrated Care Partnership and the Pennine Lancashire place based partnership for health and care. Denise is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).