Nazeya Hussain

Executive Director of Place, Kingston upon Thames


Nazeya has over twenty years of experience in Local Government and joined the Royal Borough of Kingston as Director of Growth in Spring 2018, with responsibility for the delivery of the strategic regeneration ambitions for the Council. She has responsibility for planning, commercial and operational assets, regeneration, housing services, estate renewal and our commercial investment activities. With a significant focus on reshaping Kingston town centre and delivering a number of key sites including new social homes and securing a commercial approach to our asset base, her work is focused on ensuring the Council can deliver sustainable growth with communities at the heart of our ambitions. She has recently secured Countryside as JV partner for a £800m estate regeneration scheme which will deliver 2,000 new homes, with a positive mandate secured through a resident ballot in March 2020.

Nazeya previously worked as Corporate Director across two Councils in East Sussex with responsibility for planning, skills, corporate assets, regeneration, corporate planning, customer and partner engagement and commercialism. She led on significant regeneration schemes including securing permission for the largest development within any national park in the country and has significant experience in delivering commercial ventures with the private sector.

Nazeya started her career helping Councils to secure European structural funds for capacity building programmes in East London, focusing on deprived neighbourhoods. She then moved to the London Borough of Greenwich, leading on their regeneration policy work and supporting O2 and Woolwich Arsenal regeneration as part of Thames Gateway. Nazeya has also worked in Kent where she helped transform a Council from ‘weak’ to ‘excellent’ in two years as well as leading the estate based regeneration.

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