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Our Board of Trustees support us to meet our charitable objectives.

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Nigel Hugill

Chairman, Centre for Cities; Chief Executive, Urban&Civic plc Nigel has been in the top tier of the UK property industry for the past three decades, after becoming one of the youngest ever...

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Alex Plant

Alex Plant is Director of Strategy & Regulation at Anglian Water at Anglian Water. Before that he was Director, Regulation and Competition Policy at Royal Mail taking up the post shortly after...

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Martin Reeves

Martin has been Chief Executive of Coventry City Council since April 2009. He had previously been with Bedfordshire County Council for three and a half years as Assistant Chief Executive and Chief...

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Tom Riordan

Tom is Chief Executive of Leeds City Council and has overseen a significant transformation of the city since 2010. Tom’s top priority is for Leeds’ growth and public services to be inclusive,...

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Nicola Yates

Nicola was previously City Director for Bristol City Council from 2013 to 2016.  Prior to that Nicola was Chief Executive of Hull City Council. Nicola’s professional background is within the...

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John Cummins

John is Managing Director for Group investments for the Aviva Group and has been there since July 2021. Before joining Aviva John was Managing Director for Future Cities at Legal &...

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Miranda Sharp

Miranda was previously at Ordnance Survey and Royal Mail where she worked in the use and exploitation of place-based data.  Her interest is in the new business models that will be required when...

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Alan Harding

Alan Harding is Chief Economic Adviser to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Innovation Research at the Alliance Manchester Business School. He...

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Joe Burns

Joe Burns is Chief of Staff to Lord Sainsbury. Joe was Lord Sainsbury’s Private Secretary between 2003 and 2006 when he was Minister for Science and Innovation. Joe left the government with...

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