Barbara Cooper

Barbara Cooper

Corporate Director Growth, Environment and Transport

Roles and responsibilities

  • Direct, lead and commission a range of strategic, county-wide and community based services, in partnership with other private and public sector agencies, ensuring the delivery and development of economic growth and county-wide infrastructure.
  • Lead and direct the delivery of strategies to ensure efficient and cost effective provision of environment, planning and enforcement services for Kent, through a range of programmes and initiatives to support the key strategic requirements and business needs of Kent.

View the Corporate Director Growth, Environment and Transport job description (PDF, 337.3 KB).


Barbara has worked in local government for over 20 years and has managed a range of services in the London boroughs of Kingston upon Thames, Croydon and Bromley and in Portsmouth City Council and Swale Borough Council.

Barbara's role includes responsibility for the performance of front line services. The services include economic development, highways, waste, planning, environment, community safety, trading standards, arts and sports.

Salary and expenses

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Declaration of interests

Company interests: Member of Locate in Kent Board

Gifts and hospitality

Gifts and hospitality register 2016 to 2017 - Barbara Cooper (PDF, 362.6 KB)