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Exclusive Leaders Lunch: Discussing the Future of Leeds City Region with Chief Executive Tom Riordan

DIB Leeds will host an exclusive Leaders Lunch event on Tuesday, June 11th, featuring a keynote address by Tom Riordan, Chief Executive of Leeds City Council.

Downtown in Business Leeds is excited to announce an exclusive Leaders Lunch event on Tuesday, June 11th, at Gaucho Leeds from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM. The event will feature a keynote address by Tom Riordan, Chief Executive of Leeds City Council, offering attendees a unique opportunity to delve into the evolution of the Leeds City region and its future prospects.

In recent years, the Leeds City region has navigated significant challenges while celebrating numerous successes. From securing major investments such as the new Channel 4 headquarters and the UK Infrastructure Bank to fostering a thriving tech sector and hosting world-class sporting events, the region has demonstrated its resilience and potential for growth. Under Tom Riordan’s leadership, Leeds City Council has earned prestigious accolades, including Council of the Year and Digital Council of the Year, while spearheading a £10 billion regeneration program.

As a seasoned leader with a diverse background in government, academia, and public service, Tom is uniquely positioned to address the pressing issues facing the Leeds City region. Drawing from his experience as Chief Executive of Leeds City Council and roles promoting government engagement, Tom will provide invaluable insights into the challenges and opportunities shaping the future of the region.

Attendees will gain insights into key topics such as economic development, public services, and community engagement. Tom will also be sharing his vision for inclusive growth and his commitment to championing mental health and diversity causes, helping attendees a deeper understanding of their role in shaping the future of the Leeds City region.

In addition to Tom’s address, the event presents an excellent networking opportunity for professionals across sectors. Attendees will have the chance to connect with Tom and other influential figures in the Leeds business community, fostering collaborations and partnerships that we hope will drive economic change and innovation.

With Tom’s recent announcement that he will be stepping down from his post at the end of this year, this event represents a unique opportunity for attendees to hear his reflections on his time in office and learn from his many fascinating experiences.

This event is a must-attend for individuals with an interest in the Leeds City region’s future, particularly those looking to contribute to its economic development and growth strategies. To secure your place at this exclusive Leaders Lunch, please contact

Sponsored by Muse, this event offers invaluable insights and networking opportunities for attendees. Don’t miss the chance to be part of shaping the future of the Leeds City region alongside industry leaders and decision-makers.

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