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Speakers

Northern Economic Growth Conference Speakers

Speaker

Geoff Whiteland
Director for the North & Midlands - UK Network,
British Business Bank

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Julie Elliott MP
MP for Sunderland and Member,
Northern Powerhouse APPG

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Tim Foster
Head of Economy,
Transport for the North

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Rachel Tyrrell
Strength in Places Programme Director,
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

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Mike Hawking
Policy and Partnerships Manager,
Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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Grant Rainey
Planning Policy Officer,
Gateshead Council

Chair

Professor Ashwin Kumar
Professor of Social Policy,
Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), Manchester Metropolitan University

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Tom Robbins
Head of Cultural Development Fund & Place Based Cultural Investment,
Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

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Stephen Young
Executive Director of Growth,
Lancashire County Council

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Councillor Peter Box
Leader,
Wakefield Council

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Jonathon Clark
ACR Activate and Technology Manager,
Liverpool John Moores University

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Paul Swinney
Director of Policy and Research,
Centre for Cities

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Sarah Tudor
Director of Employer Partnerships,
Staffordshire University

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Senior Representative

West Yorkshire Combined Authority