Cabinet member: Resilient City

Cabinet member: Resilient City

Councillor Alex Hay

Alex provides political leadership for the Council’s approach to economic development, ensuring that the principles of community wealth building are embedded into economic strategy for the city. He also provides political leadership for inward investment and capital projects, ensuring that real benefits are delivered for residents.

Alex drives the Council’s strategies for apprenticeships, adult education, skills and job creation. He works closely with the Cabinet member for a Vibrant City to ensure that culture is effectively integrated in the city’s economic development strategy, and with the Cabinet member for a Clean, Green City on transport matters.

Responsibilities as Cabinet Member for a Resilient City

•    Economic development
•    Regional economic functions
•    Adult education, skills and apprenticeships
•    Promoting job creation and quality employment
•    Business support and relations
•    Social Finance
•    Welfare reform
•    Digital inclusion
•    Capital investment
•    Delivery of major investment projects:
˗    Capital Programme
˗    City deal and related development sites
˗    Science City partnership
˗    Local Development Framework
•    City centre recovery
˗    Business Improvement District
˗    City centre retail and diversification
•    Neighbourhood renewal
•    Property portfolio
•    Tourism, heritage and marketing
•    Taxi licensing

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