02 OCT




Building on the success of ACE’s Navigating COVID-19 and their own Coming out of COVID series in the spring and summer, the Infrastructure Intelligence Live webinar series will explore the key issues as our sector – and society – emerges from lockdown.

The UK is one of the most geographically unequal developed economies in the world. While cities and large towns in the south east of England are among the most productive and prosperous places in Europe, most in the north and the Midlands lag far behind. The government has made it a key priority to address this inequality and ‘level up’ underperforming and left-behind parts of the UK through a programme of infrastructure development, investing in education, skills and scientific R&D. Infrastructure investment will play a key role in this ‘levelling up’ and so will the elected metro mayors and their combined authorities.

This special Infrastructure Intelligence roundtable event will bring together four elected metro mayors for the north, or representatives from these areas, to discuss what actions need to be taken to help level up the North/South divide and crucially what role the metro mayors will have in all this. We hope to be joined by the elected metro mayors for Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, North of Tyne and others for what promises to be an illuminating and thought-provoking discussion.

This webinar will take place on Friday 2 October at 11am.


Andy Burnham

Greater Manchester


Debbie Francis


City Executive for the North

Jessie Joe Jacobs

Tees Valley Metro Mayor

Labour Party candidate

Marcus Johns

IPPR North

Research Fellow

Dr Henry Kippin

North of Tyne Combined Authority

Director of Economic Growth

Steve Rotheram

Liverpool City Region


Andy Walker

Infrastructure Intelligence

Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Kevin Whitmore


Director, Head of North

Andy Walker

Andy Walker

Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Andy is editor of Infrastructure Intelligence, ACE's magazine by the sector and for the sector.

phone07791 997 602
Ian Parker

Ian Parker

Commercial and Affiliates Manager

Ian is commercial manager for both ACE and Infrastructure Intelligence.