Webinar 7th Oct: The role of cities in National economic recovery with Sir Howard Bernstein

Timings: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Sir Howard Bernstein

Sir Howard Bernstein is the former Chief Executive of Manchester City Council (1998-2017) and former Head of Paid Service for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (2011-2017).  A strong believer in the transformative power of cities and one of the chief architects of Manchester’s urban, social and economic resurgence over the last four decades, Bernstein now serves as a strategic advisor to several public, private and academic institutions in the UK and internationally.

Over a distinguished career in public service, Sir Howard was instrumental in a range of projects and initiatives benefitting Manchester, Greater Manchester and the United Kingdom.  He is widely recognised for his pioneering use of innovative financial instruments, planning mechanisms, governance arrangements and public-private partnerships to attract investment, accelerate development and deliver marked improvements in social and economic outcomes for people and businesses in Greater Manchester and the UK.  He was knighted for his services to Manchester in 2003.

Following his retirement from the Council in 2017, Sir Howard was appointed as an Honorary Professor of Politics and a strategic advisor to the University of Manchester.  He is also a strategic advisor to Deloitte, an Honorary President of Manchester City FC and President of Lancashire County Cricket Club.


In this webinar Sir Howard will discuss the role of cities in National economic recovery and what constitutes an appropriate national response.



12.30-1.30pm guest speaker followed by Q&A

Facilitated by: This session will be facilitated by Craig Dearden-Phillips.

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