Executive director of place and communities

Darren Knight, executive director of people and change

Darren Knight is the council’s executive director for place and communities, a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Darren was born and raised in Gloucestershire, a school governor and a keen Arsenal fan.

Darren's responsibilities

  • Economic and community development
  • Marketing Cheltenham
  • Net zero
  • Townscape
  • Regulatory services (planning, licensing, environmental health, private sector housing and anti-social behaviour)
  • Customer service
  • Business support
  • Communications
  • Culture, leisure, parks and gardens
  • Waste and recycling
  • Emergency planning and business continuity

Contact details

You can contact Darren by emailing darren.knight@cheltenham.gov.uk.