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Tom Russell - Independent Member

Member of Finance & Resources Committee

Tom has worked in urban regeneration in Manchester, London and Oldham for most of his career. As Deputy Chief Executive of Manchester City Council he was involved in Hulme City Challenge, the redevelopment of the city centre following the 1996 bomb, and in European Structural Fund programmes across the region. He was Chief Executive of New East Manchester urban regeneration company from 2000 to 2008, building on the successful staging of the Commonwealth Games in the area in 2002 to lead its comprehensive renaissance.    

As a result of this, he then spent 18 months in London, managing the master planning process for the regeneration of East London following the 2012 Olympics, and establishing the regeneration company – the Olympic Park Legacy Company - which will lead the delivery of the plan. Since completing this assignment in July 2009, Tom has been involved in a range of consultancy projects across the North West.