Chief Executive, Belfast City Council
Suzanne Wylie has been Chief Executive of Belfast City Council since 1 July 2014. Belfast City Council is the largest Council in Northern Ireland with 2,700 staff and with a responsibility for providing services to the 333,000 people who live in the city.
Since taking up the post Suzanne has been leading the Council’s new City Plan, the Belfast Agenda 2035, which is focused on economic growth and connecting neighbourhoods and people to the opportunities it creates. As part of this the Council is moving forward its City Centre Regeneration and Investment Strategy aimed at ensuring the city can compete on a global level.
The Council has also been rolling out an impressive Capital Build Programme across the city investing more than £400m in projects such as the new extended Waterfront Convention Centre, a small business Innovation Hub, the ambitious Leisure Transformation Programme which is the largest programme of its kind across the UK. The project will see the development of 7 new leisure centres and an eco business park at North Foreshore being some of the bigger projects.
The council are collaboratively working with Council’s within the Belfast sub region to deliver a Belfast Region City Growth deal. This ambitious bid for investment in infrastructure, innovation and skills will complement the council’s plans of boosting the economy, creating jobs and ensuring economic growth reaches all areas, including disadvantaged communities within the City but improve the region as a whole.