Stockport’s mayoral development corporation (MDC) has hired the past president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to join its board and support large-scale regeneration projects in the town.
As well as a past president of RICS, Louise Brooke-Smith (pictured above) is a chartered town planner, a chartered planning and development surveyor and chair of developer L&Q's development committee, with experience of delivering regeneration projects with public and private sector partners.
Two other new board members are Debbie Francis, city executive for the north of England at design consultancy Arcadis, and Simon Marshall, strategic advisor to fund manager at investment firm Legal & General Capital.
The three new board members join Lord Bob Kerslake, chair of Stockport MDC, and senior leaders from Stockport Council, Homes England, and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority on the board to deliver the next phase of growth for the town.
Stockport MDC was set up at the bequest of Greater Manchester Combined Authority mayor Andy Burnham to unlock development in the area.