Steve Hartley

Strategic Director for Place, Bradford Council

Steve Hartley is Bradford Council’s Strategic Director for Place, overseeing all activities that contribute to making the District a great place to live, work and enjoy: from economic development, housing, planning and transport to sport, culture, waste management and neighbourhood, customer and community services. 

A Cambridge graduate, Steve has 10 years private sector experience in manufacturing as both a production engineer and an IT systems specialist.

He spent 15 years working in community regeneration, initially in London for City Challenge and Single Regeneration Budget programmes, before returning to his native Bradford in 2000 as Chief Executive of Bradford Trident, the development trust formed to run the New Deal for Communities programme, awarded ‘Regeneration Partnership of the Year’ in 2006.  He joined Bradford Council as Assistant Director for Neighbourhoods in 2008 and is also a non-executive director of the National Association for Neighbourhood Management.

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