Ged Fitzgerald is Chief Executive of Liverpool City Council. The city of Liverpool is pivotal in promoting and positioning Liverpool City Region as a key economic driver within the UK.
Ged began his career in Local Government with Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council in Merseyside in 1983 and held a range of senior posts in both Economic Development and Strategic Policy before becoming a Chief Executive of a local authority since 2001.
Liverpool City Council has undergone a process of radical change under Ged’s leadership as the city responds to unprecedented funding reductions. Innovation, partnership working and doing more with less are central to ensuring the city remains a vibrant, attractive international destination where people want to live, work and visit.
Ged sits on the Board of Solace (the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives), and is a Non-Executive Director of the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool and of Liverpool Direct Limited. He is also Chair of the University of Liverpool’s Heseltine Institute Advisory Board and a trustee of the Mayor’s Hope Fund, a registered charity established to alleviate food poverty in Liverpool.