Ian Stephenson

Ian Stephenson


Ian Stephenson is the Chief Executive of Derbyshire County Council. He is a chartered civil engineer and has worked in local government for 41 years across the Midlands and North West.

Previously Ian was the Corporate Director for Neighbourhood Services at City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, Executive Director of Neighbourhood Services at Doncaster Metropolitan District Council, and Director of Direct Services for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

In his earlier career Ian also spent 18 years working for the metropolitan councils in Manchester.

First joining Derbyshire County Council in 2007 as Strategic Director of Environmental Services, Ian was appointed as Chief Executive in July 2013.

Derbyshire County Council is a large 'upper tier' council with responsibility for children's services, adult social care, highways, planning, waste, countryside, public health and community services, serving around 750,000 people.

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