The Making Of A Chief Executive: Suzanne Wylie, Belfast City Council


Meet Suzanne Wylie…


Suzanne Wylie has been Chief Executive of Belfast City Council for 5 years.  

Having worked for the council for over 30 years, Suzanne progressed from working as an Environmental Health Officer to the top leadership position.

In her time as CX, she has been responsible for negotiating an £850 million city deal with the UK government to deliver on an ambitious set of projects spanning across Life & Health Sciences, Creative Industries, Advanced Manufacturing, digital development, smart districts, tourism regeneration and much much more.

In this conversation, Suzanne shares how local government can be an exciting sector to work in, how she rose through the ranks of her organisation, and why reading is essential despite a busy schedule.

Suzanne is a born and bred Belfaster with a deep love for our city and a real drive to see it thrive. Her passion and energy is infectious, and I know you’re going to love this sit-down chat with one of Belfast’s best.

Here we go. 

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- Matt

Matthew Thompson