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Capita appoints Phil Cusack as Regional Director

26th September 2014

Capita has appointed the president of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce - Phil Cusack - as a regional director for business development in the northern arm of its design and management division.

Phil joins the company from AECOM where he was regional director for the North West overseeing several of the company’s key national accounts including Manchester Airport and Peel Group.

As president of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, the largest chamber of commerce in the UK, Phil holds regular meeting with government ministers and chairs the chamber’s policy making body and its quarterly economic survey presentation.

Phil is also:

  • Board member of the Atlantic Gateway which includes local authorities in Warrington, Merseyside and Manchester, together with the Cheshire and Warrington, Merseyside and Manchester LEPs, the Environment Agency and leading North West business representatives;
  • Director of the Greater Manchester Growth Company (GMCG), the parent company for MIDAS (Manchester’s Inward Investment Agency), Marketing Manchester, New Economy and Manchester Solutions (the largest skills training organisation in the Manchester city region). Chaired by Sir Richard Leese, the GMGC delivers over £130m of skills, employment and inward investment services to employers and individuals and is the main board for the outward facing services of the combined authority;
  • Member of the North West Infrastructure Group which comprises leading North West infrastructure companies (United Utilities, Sellafield, Network Rail) working with the BIS UK infrastructure group and the Cabinet Office to develop the UK pilot for an infrastructure pipeline.
  • Representative on the Bank of England Panel, providing a regional perspective on economic, monetary and fiscal policy and its implications for the North West.

Simon Birchall , executive director, design and management, at Capita said: “Phil is a great appointment for our company.  He is well known throughout the North West region and nationally and will be a key component in developing our business and helping customers to access the breadth and quality of our design and management offer.”


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