Visiting Fellows

Our Visiting Fellows inform the work of the Heseltine Institute through their considerable experience in academia, local government, regional development and the third sector.

erik bichard

Professor Erik Bichard

Erik’s entire career has been devoted to the field of sustainable change. He recently co-founded RealWorth.

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alan chape

Mr Alan Chape

Alan is a past Deputy Chief Executive of Liverpool City Council and was also head of the Central Policy Unit.

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flo clucas

Dr Flo Clucas

Flo Clucas, a teacher by profession, was first elected to Liverpool City Council in 1986 and retired in 2012.

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john flamson

Mr John Flamson

Retired in 2014, John was as a senior director of the University of Liverpool, spearheading market engagement.

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helen heap

Ms Helen Heap

Helen is a social investor and the founder/CEO of Seebohm Hill Ltd, a Liverpool-based social investment consultancy.

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philip leather

Mr Philip Leather

After working in local government, Philip followed an academic career at the Universities of Bristol, South Bank and Birmingham.

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chris murray

Mr Chris Murray

Chris became Director of the Core Cities Group in 2006, focusing on economic and social policy, increasing competitiveness and devolution.

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bob pointing

Mr Bob Pointing

Bob has extensive urban regeneration experience - from the 1990s City Challenge programme to more recent sub-regional strategies.

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mike shields

Mr Mike Shields CBE

Mike was the first Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the Northwest Development Agency, generating investment to secure effective regeneration.

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mark swift

Mr Mark Swift

Mark is a social entrepreneur working in the health sector, specialising in community-centred health approaches to improve patient outcomes.

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ian wray

Professor Ian Wray

Ian's expertise lies in the areas of infrastructure planning; metropolitan mayors; world heritage and new garden cities.

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peter fell

Mr Peter Fell

Peter Fell is a Merseyside based portfolio worker with considerable expertise in education, cultural issues and economic development.

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