29 April, 2008 – Central Salford appoints three new Non-Executive Board Directors
Central Salford Urban Regeneration Company is delighted to announce that Marc Barone, Ann Heywood and Councillor Susan Williams have been appointed as independent Non-Executive Directors to its Board.
Commenting on the appointments, Chairman of Central Salford URC Felicity Goodey said: “Central Salford URC has already had a major impact on the development of the city region, delivering what will become the largest media city in the world. We also have major redevelopment deals to transform Greengate, Central Station, Chapel Street and the Crescent among other areas. Working with our many partners, the URC is helping to transform Central Salford into a beautiful, vibrant and prosperous area to benefit everyone in the community.”
She added; “These high-calibre appointments will further enhance the energy and vision of a Board which is passionate about delivering sustainable, transformational improvements in Central Salford. Both Marc and Ann have a wealth of private sector experience in the development and construction industry which will be invaluable in ensuring that the momentum we have created so far is sustained and that new, exciting goals are achieved.”
Ann Heywood said: “I look forward to working with the Board and Executive Team to deliver developments with the highest possible sustainability credentials. These will be financially viable, delivered for the public good and with environmental benefit”
Marc Barone commented: “I look forward to working with the Board and key members of the community to continue the momentum already created to deliver the vision of a beautiful, vibrant and prosperous region. I believe the creation of mediacity:uk and other significant regeneration projects can have wide ranging impact to improve the lives of everyone in Salford.”
Central Salford URC is also pleased to announce that Founder Member, the Northwest Development Agency (NWDA) has appointed Councillor Susan Williams, Leader of Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council, to the Board. With Councillor John Merry, Leader of Salford City Council and Councillor Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, already on the Board, Susan’s appointment very much reinforces the company’s commitment to the ongoing growth of the Manchester City region.
Commenting on her appointment, Councillor Susan Williams said: “I am delighted to be joining my neighbouring leaders in Manchester and Salford to be part of the Central Salford URC Board. The three authorities are at the heart of the City region and the work we do together should really enhance the development of the region”
Source: Central Salford Press Release