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Evidence Session: Manchester


Jun 2018

In Manchester we will be focusing on university contribution to growth and the Industrial Strategy; and the relationship between universities local government

Our Chair, Lord Kerslake, and commissioners will be hearing from Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University; and from key stakeholders in the city and the surrounding region. The sessions will be open to observers.


The Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum, M13 9PL


11:30 – 13:00

Growth and the Industrial Strategy

Giving evidence:

  • Prof Malcolm Press, Vice-Chancellor, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Prof Dame Nancy Rothwell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Manchester
  • Helen Snedden, Scientific Director, GSK
  • Alan Harding, Chief Economic Adviser, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Prof Richard Stephenson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Salford
  • Rebecca Endean, Director of Strategy, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)


13:45 – 15:15

University-Local Government Relationship

Giving evidence:

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Manchester
  • Dr Carolyn Wilkins OBE, Chief Executive, Oldham Council
  • Joanne Roney OBE, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
  • Geoff Little OBE, Deputy Chief Executive, Manchester City Council and incoming Chief Executive, Bury Council
  • Christine Gaskell, Chair, Cheshire and Warrington Enterprise Partnership