May 14, 2019

Since 2010 Tom has overseen £300m of efficiencies and savings across the organisation and is overseeing a transformation of Leeds, which is halfway through a £10bn investment pipeline. Tom’s priority is for the city’s growth to be inclusive, with reducing health inequalities and improving the health of the poorest the fastest a key ambition.

Recently, Tom was instrumental in attracting Channel 4 to Leeds. The city is knowledge-intensive and a Digital leader and as a strong advocate of open data Tom leads the Council’s Smart Cities work, working with business, universities and local partners.