We are delighted to introduce the people who are helping us to shape and build a ‘better’ Midlands.

All of our Advisory and Board members bring with them a vast range of experience and expertise to support and enhance our work.  All members have a strong connection to the Midlands’ region and a strong desire to see the region develop and prosper.

Advisory Board

Professor Majid AlSadi
President
Chris Smith
Managing Director and Founder
Professor Malcolm Kirkup
Board Member
Katie McPhilimey
Board Member
Damian Gannon
Board Member
Joe Elliott MBE
Board Member

Digital Leadership Board

Professor Ardavan Amini
Chair, Digital Leadership Board and Complex Adaptive Systems lead
Alison Hurst
Member of Digital Leadership Board (Cyber Security)
Professor Sultan Mahmud
Member of Digital Leadership Board (Innovation)
Haydn Povey
Member of Digital Leadership Board (Internet of Things)
Professor Bob Stone
Member of Digital Leadership Board (eXtended Realities)

Housing and Communities Leadership Board

Dr Halima Sacranie
Chair, Housing and Communities Leadership Board

Environment, Transport and Infrastructure Leadership Board

Darren Jones
Chair, Environment, Transport and Infrastructure Leadership Board