Place Leadership Team

BITC is working with its members to transform communities, place by place. Building on learning from over 35 years working to create healthy communities with successful business at their heart. BITC is seeking to bring together the skills and resources of business, in partnership with all members of the community, including charities and the public sector, to take a long-term approach to help some of our communities in greatest need thrive again. This builds on our pilot in Blackpool and the work of Anglian Water in Wisbech to drive long-term, sustainable change from the ground up.

Our Place Leadership Team, chaired by one of our founder members Marks & Spencer, helps us:

  • Understand the issues that are contributing to a fractured society and how companies can help tackle them
  • Radically re-imagine how companies can collaborate to make significant impact in our towns and cities
  • Develop long term cross sector partnerships in places to tackle systemic issues
  • Increase the number of businesses having a positive impact in both cities and towns across the UK

For further information please contact Andy Melia, Place Director, Business in the Community.

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Steve Rowe,

Chief Executive Officer
Marks and Spencer

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Marcus Mackenzie
Senior Partner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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Kirstie Mackey
Director of Citizenship & Consumer Affairs
Barclays UK

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Peter Mather
Group Regional President
Europe and Head of Country UK


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CEO, UK & Ireland
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Senior Partner
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Aisling Ryan
Managing Partner, Global Consulting Principal at The Corporate Practice

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Peter Simpson
Managing Director, AWS & Chief Executive
Anglian Water Group

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Debbie Smith
Chief Executive Retail
Post Office

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Oliver Stuart
Managing Director, Global Head of Institutional Securities Group (ISG) Trading Operations
Morgan Stanley

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Katy Taylor
Go-Ahead Commercial & Customer Director
Go-Ahead Group

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Paul Terrington
UK Head of Regions