Thursday 8 June 2023, London
Patrick is driven by the desire to deliver high-quality services and infrastructure that enable residents to live healthy, happy and economically independent lives, safely in their communities.
He is leading a significant transformation programme to make Sunderland a great place for residents to live, business to thrive and visitors to enjoy. He understands that strong, cross-sector partnerships with everyone working towards common goals, are fundamental to achieving the Sunderland City Plan vision of a connected, international city with opportunities for all.
Patrick’s priorities include the major regeneration of the city centre, securing private sector investment to deliver exciting plans at pace including the Riverside Sunderland development, described as the UK’s most ambitious regeneration project. He is also leading the work to establish Sunderland as a renowned Smart City at the forefront of digital innovation, to drive continued social and economic regeneration and global competitiveness