David Arkle is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Environmental Health with close to 34 years of professional experience in a range of disciplines with the last 16 years focused on housing, managing a range of housing services post stock transfer. Currently Head of Housing and Growth at Amber Valley Borough Council, David oversees the delivery of services focused on housing and economic growth. David headed up the successful delivery of retrofit programmes under Local Authority Delivery Grant Phases 1B, 2 and 3. The work that Amber Valley delivered with Westville as main contractor and Futures Housing Group was nominated in the category of ‘collaboration’ in the Efficiency East Midlands Building Communities Awards. Amber Valley were one of the highest performing Councils in the Midlands Net Zero Hub consortium for phase 2 based on exceeding targets on homes treated, measures installed and funding spent.