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The City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI) at the University of Birmingham has recently welcomed its new Advisory Board, which will contribute to the Institute’s vision of economic growth that benefits all of society.

The new Board comprises leaders from some of the University’s key public and private sector partners, who will offer their expertise on both a regional and national scale. Establishing a new Board will help to shape the next phase of City-REDI’s growth as it continues to expand its portfolio of work across the region.

The new Board members are as follows:

  • Andy Argyle, KPMG
  • Ian Barnes, Deloitte
  • Richard Black, PVC and Head of the College of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham
  • Tony Bray, Cities and Local Growth Unit, BEIS
  • Andrew Carter, Centre for Cities
  • Paul Faulkner, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
  • Henry Kippin, West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Maria Machancoses, Midlands Connect
  • Simon Marks, Arcadis
  • Glenn McCauley, PA Consulting
  • Sarah Middleton, The Black Country Consortium Ltd
  • Tim Pile, GBSLEP
  • Jonathan Tew, Birmingham City Council
  • Lisa Trickett, Birmingham City Council
  • Helen Turner, Midlands Innovation
  • Patrick White, Metro Dynamics

Professor Simon Collinson, Director of City-REDI, said, “We want to give our sincere thanks to everyone who is giving their time to support us. Their help will move us closer to achieving our aim of making a significant, recognisable and strategic contribution to the local economy.

We also give thanks to members of the ‘founding Board’ for City-REDI, in addition to Sarah Middleton; Steve Hollis (previously at the GBSLEP) and Martin Reeves (Coventry City Council) were extremely influential in shaping our launch and initial impact in the region.

We look forward to working with our newly-formed Advisory Board as our research portfolio expands. With their help, we hope to continue developing our research projects and collaborative partnerships so that we can support inclusive economic growth across the region and beyond.”

Find out more details about the Advisory Board