University of Glasgow

Professor Duncan MacLennan

University of Glasgow

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Funded by:

Productivity Insights Network

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Economic & Social Research Council


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Advisory Group

The project is supported by an advisory group, made up of key senior professionals from across the sector, which will meet during the project to discuss the findings and proposals. 

The advisory group members are:

  • David Cowans, Chief Executive, Places for People (Chair)
  • Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation
  • Nicola Headlam, Head of Northern Powerhouse, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Kate Barker, Chair of the Industrial Strategy Commission
  • Paul Hackett, Smith Institute and Affordability Commission
  • Michael Newey, Group Chief Executive, Broadland Housing Group
  • Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council
  • Stephen Aldridge, Chief Analyst/Chief Economist and Director of Analysis, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • Alan Harding, Neweconomy Manchester
  • Victoria Hills, Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Michael Thain, Head Place Development, Edinburgh City Council
  • Gavin Smart, Deputy Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Housing
  • Lorna Wilson, Innovation and Future Thinking Lead, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations

People, Places and Productivity

Find out about the People, Places and Productivity study and download documents which provide the background context.

Project details

A detailed overview of the project, including the four key components which underpin the study.