Enfield council exec Sarah Cary: ‘This is harder work than British Land’

After growing up in Dallas, Texas, Sarah Cary relocated to pursue a career in real estate in the UK. After nearly a decade at British Land, where she was latterly head of sustainable places, Cary moved into local government in March last year. She is currently Enfield council’s executive director for place, responsible for regeneration and development across the borough, which is slightly smaller than Cardiff with a population of around 330,000. Here, she talks to EG about her new role, the borough’s £6bn, 20-year regeneration scheme Meridian Water, and the challenge of running a team of 800 people. EG: