Alex Codd

Assistant Director for Economic Development & Regeneration, Hull City Council

Alex Codd was appointed Assistant Director for Economic Development & Regeneration in January 2019, prior to this he was the City Planning Manager at Hull City Council for 10 years where among the many things he led were the development of the Council’s first Strategic Flood Risk Assessment and production of the City’s development plan.  Prior to this he worked at the Environment Agency for 6 years.  He is a qualified Town Planner and was shortlisted for the Young Planner of the Year due to his role in responding to the 2007 floods in Hull.

He leads the Economic Development team in Hull within which he built the Lead Local Authority Flood Team which was a key component leading to Hull becoming 1 of 5 International water resilient cities.  He is a board member of the Living with Water Partnership, Humber Nature Partnership and Humber Industrial Cluster plan, and leads on the climate change agenda within the city having formed a new team to enable the city to respond to the climate emergency. He has played a major role in delivering £250m of investment into flood infrastructure which has facilitated in excess of £3.5 billion of investment into the city over the last 5 years, which has included Siemens, RB and Building Schools for Future projects. 

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