A BUSINESSMAN who brought new life to a major Bognor Regis site has been chosen to head its regeneration efforts.
Raof Daud has been chosen as the new chairman of the Bognor Regis Regeneration Board by its members at their latest meeting.
He had served as the board’s vice-chairman for the past seven years.
Mr Daud has taken over from Arun District Council’s former leader, Gill Brown. He said:
“The contribution from Gill, the team at Arun and members of the board has had a lasting positive impact on Bognor Regis, bringing hundreds of millions of pounds of inward investment, related jobs and skills development.
“This demonstrates the success of the board’s unique public-private partnership approach.
“This demonstrates the success of the board’s unique public private partnership approach.
“It will be a tough act to fill Gill’s shoes but I look forward to the board continuing to work closely with the new Arun administration as well as Bognor Regis Town Council and local parish councils in meeting the board’s objective to ensure that Bognor Regis is a great place to live, work, visit and invest.”
Mr Daud led the team at Sime Darby that brought new uses to the former Lec Refrigeration site in Shripney Road and Oldlands Way.
He is the chief executive of Dicentra Developments, a family-owned commercial property development company.
Mr Daud’s vice-chairman will be Arun’s deputy leader and long-serving Bognor Regis councillor, Francis Oppler.