2 July, 2008 – AGMA's new Business Leadership Council
The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) has announced the line up of their Business Leadership Council who will be responsible for advising on economic policies and strategies for Greater Manchester.
Chairing the council will be former AMEC (MUSE Developments) boss John Early who will be working alongside Alan White, CEO of N Brown and Steve Cocoran, CEO of Speedy Hire, two of theNorthwest’s biggest listed companies.
Academia has a place on the council too, with Professor Alan Gilbert, vice chancellor of the University of Manchester, joining the body.
Lynda Shilaw, director of property at the Co-operative Group and scientist Dr Sharon O’Kane, co-founder and director of hi-tech listed company Renovo, are the only women on the council.
The other members are : Ian Austin, managing partner of Manchester law firm Halliwells; Chris Oglesby chief executive of property company Bruntwood; Martin Douglas, general manager (UK and Ireland), Cargill; Peter Greenhalgh, managing director, DCT Civil Engineering; Paul Latham, UK president of events management group Live Nation; William Lees-Jones, chief executive of Manchester brewer JW Lees; Neil Smith, managing director, Kinetic; David Burns, chief executive of indoor ski centre Chill Factore; and Ken Collett, manufacturing director of Money Controls.
Source: Manchester Evening News