Responsibilities Malcolm is the Councils lead on Economic Development activity. This has two main aspects. One is overseeing the ongoing development and delivery of the City Plan, which provides the strategic direction of the city for the next 20 – 30 years. The City Plan has already overseen the creation of an additional 6,800 jobs and within its initial first few years has helped facilitate and plan over £3bn of public and private sector investment. The second aspect is leading the economic development function of the City Council which delivers a wide range of business development activities and, through extensive company engagement, provides the basis for further private and public sector investment in the city. This includes delivering EU funded programmes and economic interventions such as Enterprise Zones. As a Governor, Malcolm is aligning the future activities of the City Plan with Hull Training wherever possible, seeking to make sure that Hull Training has the optimum opportunity to further develop its provision and therefore maximise its relevance to local businesses and trainees.
Background With over 25 years’ experience in economic development, and previous experience in the private sector, Malcolm has developed a successful career in economic development. Drawing on his membership of the Institute of Economic Development, Malcolm has continually developed a wide knowledge of related activities and represents the Council on a number of Partnership Boards and Committees. Working extensively with elected members, the wider efforts of the Service have seen Hull win a number of awards, including being identified as the most Enterprising Place in Britain for 2017. Malcolm gained his MBA from the University of Hull and has used the knowledge and skills attained to develop the Service over the years.