Richard Carr joined the DevCo on the back of a 25-year career that has seen him work with the private and public sector to drive multi-billion regeneration initiatives. A former CEO at city, unitary authority and district level, he also has a wealth of experience liaising with government and business.

Richard spearheads progress as EM DevCo seeks to significantly increase the overall impact of the three sites by delivering greater, faster, more sustainable and inclusive growth. It will do this by developing detailed plans for development, infrastructure and investment to benefit the wider region.