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New non-executive director and independent chairman for Re

9th February 2015

Joe Montgomery has been appointed as non-executive director and independent chairman of Re, the joint venture between Capita and Barnet Council.

Joe joined at the start of the month and will provide independent judgement over Re’s business strategy and performance, as well as developing and promoting all areas of the business.

I am delighted to be joining Re and to help deliver innovative, effective ways to improve public services to the residents and businesses of Barnet. Both Capita and the Council bring immense strengths to the Re partnership and I look forward to working with councillors, local residents, the professional staff and prospective investors to continue building shared prosperity.

Joe Montgomery


Joe has been chief executive at Urban Land Institute for the past three years and has spent much of his career as an urban regeneration specialist working in central and local government.

In his previous role as director general for the Department for Communities & Local Government, Joe oversaw the national strategy for neighbourhood renewal and the local government performance framework. He was responsible for the £9.6 billion Thames Gateway regeneration programme and managed England's multi-billion pound allocation from the European Regional Development Fund. This included securing the long-term legacy after the 2012 Olympics for east London.

Joe was executive director for regeneration at Lewisham Council where he led the redevelopment of Deptford, helping bring the extension of the Docklands Light Railway to the area, and led the Government's Inner City Task Force that targeted help to regenerate urban communities.

Re is a joint venture between London Borough of Barnet and Capita plc. It provides development and regulatory services to residents in Barnet and the South East. The company formed in October 2013.

At Re, we want to improve residents’ experience, enhance the quality of services, and meet efficiency targets. We will develop, enhance, and protect Barnet’s built environment, while minimising the cost of these services to residents. Working together with Barnet Council, we will support the financial and economic development of the borough.

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