Centre For Cities – the thinktank that has led much of the debate over the future of Birmingham’s management – has appointed a new chief executive.
Alexandra Jones has stepped into the role vacated by Dermot Finch, the popular former top man who was a strong advocate of the plans for a Greater Birmingham city region.
Ms Jones will officially start in the role on August 16.
Before joining Centre For Cities, Ms Jones led the Cities team at The Work Foundation. She has over 10 years of experience working with national and local policymakers and with business to develop strategies to respond to a rapidly changing economy.
Alexandra has managed projects with a range of public and private sector clients on issues including the knowledge economy, public service reform, management and human capital.
Previously, she worked as a private secretary for the Permanent Secretary at the former Department for Education and Skills and as a researcher at the Institute for Public Policy Research.