steering group

Chris Hearld
Chris Hearld
Chair, Business North; North Regional Chair, KPMG
KPMG in the UK is a leading provider of professional services, including audit, tax and advisory specialisms – delivering integrated solutions to our clients’ issues.

 


Marc Davis
Marc Davies
Director – Head of Environment, WYG

WYG is a leading project management and technical consultancy. Our multidisciplinary experts specialise in creating and managing strategic assets for our clients.

 


Henrietta Jowitt
Henrietta Jowitt
Deputy Director-General – Commercial, CBI

By harnessing the collective strength of our members, the CBI creates a formidable force – keeping business at the heart of policy in Westminster, across the UK, the EU and overseas.

 


Ed Cox
Ed Cox
Director, IPPR North
IPPR North is a dedicated thinktank for the north of England. From bases in Manchester and Newcastle, we produce rigorous research on a full range of local and national policy debates.

 


George Beveridge
George Beveridge
Director, Amec Foster Wheeler
Amec Foster Wheeler designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

 


Phil Jones
Phil Jones
CEO and President, Northern Powergrid
At Northern Powergrid we are responsible for keeping the power on in homes and businesses in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

 


Steven Underwood
Steven Underwood
CEO, Peel Group
The Peel Group is one of the leading infrastructure, transport and real estate investors in the UK, with collective investments owned and under management of more than £5 billion.

 


Tim Hawkins
Tim Hawkins
Corporate Affairs Director, M.A.G.
Manchester Airports Group is the country’s largest UK-owned airport operator with airports at Stansted, Bournemouth, East Midlands and Manchester.

 


Clive Memmott
Clive Memmott
Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Greater Manchester Chamber is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK, providing business support through a range of membership services and networking opportunities.

 


Sandy Needham
Sandy Needham
Chief Executive, West & North Yorks Chamber of Commerce
West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is the region’s premier business support organisation. We work closely with companies, public and regional bodies to promote the business agenda.

 


 

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