If infrastructure investment were delivered to its fullest extent, what would the potential positive impacts be across the region? What would be the benefits for business and individuals?  The panel will focus on Bradford and West Yorkshire as a key case study for how investment in transport infrastructure could revitalise all areas of the local economy and support local regeneration.

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About The Chair

Headshot of Ismail Amla

Ismail Amla

Ismail serves as EVP at NCR Corporation responsible for the strategic direction & execution of NCR’s Global PS business. His team delivers Technology Strategy Consulting for Banking, Retail & Hospitality sectors and Technology implementation services.

Prior to this Ismail served as CGO for Capita Plc, UK, Managing Partner for IBM & CEO for Capco, USA and a senior Partner for Accenture & member of the Accenture UK leadership team.

Ismail is a non-executive board member for Network Rail and UK Sports and has co-authored a book, “From Incremental to Exponential: How Large Companies Can See the Future and Rethink Innovation.”

About The Speakers

Henri Murrison

Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership.
During his time as its inaugural Director he has established the Northern Powerhouse Partnership as the business led organisation which convenes the North together. From securing significant investment in key transport priorities and further devolution deals for the North, to challenging for a better deal for the most disadvantaged from the education system, his team are focused on how government, business and partners can drive the North’s ambitions. Before joining the Partnership, he worked in senior research and policy roles in policing and for the Yorkshire Building Society headquartered in Bradford, and as a former senior local government figure in Newcastle upon Tyne remains a commentator on the political as well as economic rationale for regional policy, including Levelling Up.

Susan Hinchcliffe

Leader of Council & Corporate Portfolio, Labour, for Bradford

Sir Peter Hendy

Chairman of Network Rail

Ben Still

Ben Still is Managing Director of West Yorkshire Combined Authorities (WYCA).