"It’s no wonder Manchester recently made it into a New York Times list of the top 50 places to visit in 2015. Indeed, we consciously see Manchester’s thriving cultural scene as a key part of the city’s distinctive appeal."
Sir Howard Bernstein has been Chief Executive of Manchester City Council since 1998. He has driven Manchester’s regeneration, through strong public/private sector partnerships. Key achievements include: renewal of the centre following the 1996 terrorist bombing; securing the 2002 Commonwealth Games; introduction of Metrolink and establishment and expansion of Manchester Airport plc. In 2014 he led negotiations with Government to secure a historic and groundbreaking Devolution Agreement for Greater Manchester.