Paul Dransfield

Birmingham City Council

Paul Dransfield wants to make the Midlands engine roar.

As deputy CEO of Birmingham City Council and more recently strategic director responsible for Major Programmes and Projects, Paul has been at the forefront of some of the most significant redevelopment schemes in Birmingham.

On behalf of the council, Paul has led the delivery of a number of city centre schemes, including the £600 million redevelopment of New Street Station and the £150 million redevelopment of Grand Central Birmingham. These schemes are transforming the skyline of the city centre, stimulating economic growth and creating jobs.

Paul’s work stretches across the city, and includes projects as diverse as the development of the Life Sciences Campus in Selly Oak and the relocation of Birmingham’s wholesale markets. Paul is also a director at Birmingham Airport.

He has also taken a lead role in the establishment of the West Midlands Combined Authority, and the delivery of HS2. His work on the high-speed rail project includes developing the £4.4 billion HS2 Growth Strategy Programme that will be deployed over the next 10 years.

There is a common theme to Paul’s roles: creating sustainable economic growth for the city and the region. He is dedicated to facilitating collaborative working and forging diverse professional networks across the city.

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