Alistair Reid

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"Alistair has been appointed as Leicester City Council's Strategic Director, Regeneration, Development and Culture. He will lead the Council's work on three of the "One Leicester" priorities - Reducing Carbon Footprint, Investing in Skills and Enterprise, and Planning for People Not Cars. Having finished a 12 month stint as Corporate Director, Adults and Housing, and having previously led on much of the City's environmental work, Alistair has a rounded view of the social, economic and environmental challenges facing Leicester. He has worked in Leicester since 1986, predominantly on economic development, regeneration and transport. In 1999 he led the team which put together the New Deal for Communities bid in Braunstone, attracting government investment of £50million. He then led the City Council's work on putting in place the Leicester Regeneration Company. Between 2001 and 2006 he was the City's Director of Highways and Transportation and was instrumental in developing the City's excellent-rated Local Transport Plan. He has been active in developing a range of partnerships with the voluntary, community and private sectors.

"He has a BA in Economic & Social History, (Strathclyde) and gained an MBA with distinction from De Montfort University in 1993. His thesis, on the development of partnerships, was awarded the 1994 annual prize of the Leicester branch of the Institute of Management. Alistair holds a season ticket at Leicester City, though is equally at home cheering on the Tigers. He is a committed road cyclist, participating in 4 or 5 endurance events each year."[1]


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  1. prospectleicestershire Catched page, organizational web page, accessed April 30, 2013.