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Helen Hayden

2023 Fellow

Executive Member for Infrastructure, Leeds City Council

Cllr Hayden Headshot (1) (2)
United Kingdom

Councillor Helen Hayden is Leeds City Council’s Executive Member for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure. As part of this role, she sits on the WYCA – Place Regeneration & Housing Committee, Transport Committee, and the Yorkshire and Humber Flood and Coastal Committee. In this role, Helen is responsible for driving the regeneration and transformation of the city of Leeds to realize our ambition to be the best city in the UK, including infrastructure for active travel and public transport so Leeds can become a city where you don’t need a car; delivery of city park to offer a vibrant green space in the heart of the city; as well as building sustainable and affordable homes and employment space to drive inclusive growth. Previously she was Chair of the Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles Scrutiny Board – a position held since May 2016. Focusing on services for adults and public health services, the Board monitors progress toward improving health, lifestyles, and the quality of care across the city. In addition, the Board provides oversight of integration and partnership in relation to the Council and health bodies and oversees activity relating to promoting and maintaining active lifestyles across Leeds.