Liverpool 'Regenerator' Jim Gill to hang up boots
The search is on for a replacement for Jim Gill – a central figure in the regeneration of Liverpool – who is to retire later this year
After nearly nine years as the chief executive of regeneration agency Liverpool Vision (LV), the influential 61-year-old has decided to call it a day and the hunt for a new figurehead has begun.
Gill came to the city in 2001 and oversaw the organisation’s mutation in 2008 from the the UK’s first Urban Regeneration Company, into an economic development and regeneration agency comprising the old LV, the Liverpool Land Development Company and BusinessLiverpool.
Awarded the OBE for services to regeneration in 2006, Gill had previously held senior roles with English Partnerships, including commercial director and North West Regional Director, following several years working in senior roles for the government and for AMEC.
He said: ‘I had always planned to retire at 60 and now that Liverpool Vision is well established I have decided it is time to go.’
‘I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Liverpool through a period of rapid and positive change.
He added: ‘[The city] has a determination to become an even more vibrant and dynamic international city and I know Liverpool Vision will be in the vanguard of ensuring this happens.’
To read a full interview with Gill shortly after he took charge of the reigns of the new Liverpool Vision in May 2008 click here.
Gill will remain in the post until a successor is found.
For further information and requests for interviews please contact Jonathan Caswell on 0151 600 2946 firstname.lastname@example.org