Young Brainees Quiz - Louise Wyman, Strategic Director Growth & Development, Manchester City Council
August 13th 2020
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Strategic Director of Growth & Development
Manchester City Council
Louise took up the Strategic Director of Growth & Development role at Manchester City Council in June 2020. She oversees investment and development across Manchester and has responsibility for; planning, housing strategy, work and skills, and inclusive growth.
Previously, Louise led the Design & Inclusive Growth agenda at West Midlands Combined Authority and as Director of Strategy & Engagement at Homes England, was part of the team that established the Government’s housing agency.
She has led urban renewal projects in the USA and Central Europe and was a member of the Planning Committee for London Legacy Development Corporation with responsibility for developing London’s 2012 Olympic Park.
Louise is a member of the National Infrastructure Commission Design Group and she’s an Ambassador for Harvard University where she undertook her graduate studies.
I’m 15 years old and go to Notre Dame High School.
For GCSEs I’m doing textiles, geography and business. I inspire to work in the property industry such as architecture and interior design.
I took part in a workshop called Regeneration Brainery. Regeneration helped me realise what the working environment is like. At first I thought there were only a few roles, I now know that there are many, such as planner, surveyer, project manager, engineer and an architectural technician.
I love doing fundraising and charity work. I have raised money for many charities including St Wilfreds homeless centre which I raised over £100 by doing a sponsored silence.
Movers & Shakers are proud supporters of Regeneration Brainery and its work to bring young people closer to the Property and Construction Industry.
Young people are the future leaders of our Industry, and we need to do more collectively to engage with them, their parents, carers, teachers and career advisors, about the enormous range of job opportunities across the sector, and the great work our industry does in supporting local communities.
Regeneration Brainery is making these connections.
Our Future! continues Regeneration Brainery’s programme of bringing Industry mentors together with young people to share knowledge, contacts and opportunities. And to give the next generation the opportunity to ask questions and to get advice on entering our world.
In summer 2020, Regeneration Brainery’s ‘Brainees’ interview some of the UK’s leading figures in the built environment. They have many questions.