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Pam Alexander

 Pam Alexander
Pam Alexander joined the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) as Chief Executive in January 2004, having been involved in regeneration for nearly 30 years.

As Chief Executive of SEEDA she chairs the Margate Renewal Panel, the Hastings & Bexhill Taskforce and is Deputy Chair of Ashford's Future. She also chairs the South East Partnership 2012.

Pam is Chair of the Peabody Trust and a non-executive Director of The Housing Finance Corporation Ltd. She chaired the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's Policy and Practice Programme on Mixed Income Communities and is on the Shadow Board of Investors in Communities. Pam was on the inaugural Advisory Board of Regenerate and is a Director of Brighton Dome and Festival Ltd. In November 2006 Pam was appointed as co- Chair of a new Women's Enterprise Task Force.

Before joining SEEDA Pam was Chief Executive of English Heritage from 1997 to 2001 and led the creation of its nine regional offices, integrating its advisory and grant-giving with its historic attractions at regional level. As Deputy Chief Executive of the Housing Corporation from 1995 to 1997, she was responsible for the regional teams and its annual £2 billion programme of investment in social housing through housing associations. As a civil servant in the Department of the Environment from 1975 to 1994, she worked on local government finance, transport, inner city regeneration and housing policies and in Brussels on legislation to protect the environment. Her report for Cabinet Office and Treasury 'Better Government Services: Executive Agencies in the 21st Century' was published in July 2002 and its recommendations are being implemented.

SOURCE: www.seeda.co.uk


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