Paula Hewitt (CHAIR)

President of ADEPT, Deputy Chief Executive and Lead Director for Economic and Community Infrastructure & Director of Commissioning, Somerset County Council ADEPT (Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport)

Paula Hewitt is currently the first vice-president of ADEPT (Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport). She will take over the Presidency in May 2021.

Paula is the Deputy Chief Executive, Lead Director for Economic and Community Infrastructure and also the Director of Commissioning at Somerset County Council.  She has responsibility for a diverse mix of services ranging from highways and waste to economic development, property, registration services and libraries.

She has led a number of high-profile service transformation programmes, delivering innovative ways of delivering services, customer benefits and financial savings.

Paula’s achievements include leading the Council’s work in relation to accommodating and securing a legacy from the largest construction project in Western Europe, the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. Other notable achievements are establishing a heritage trust, securing significant Government and private sector investment in transport corridors and schemes and developing a network of innovation and enterprise centres to deliver increased productivity and prosperity.

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