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DIB appoints Ryan Wain as London Chair

Downtown in Business has appointed Ryan Wain as its new chair for London.

Downtown in Business has appointed Ryan Wain as its new chair for London. The role will see Wain lead on the ambitious plans for DIB’s London operations as well as chairing a number of the events in the UK’s capital.

Frank McKenna, Chief Executive and Group Chairman of Downtown in Business said; “We are delighted to have Ryan joins us at DIB. He will be a fantastic addition to the DIB team and add to our already exciting offering in London.”

Ryan is Executive Director of Politics at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change where he advises the Institute’s Executive Chairman, Tony Blair, and supports leaders and governments to develop progressive solutions to the most challenging issues of our time. With a decade long career in advertising behind him, Ryan is able to bridge the gap between policy and communications to ensure that solutions are practical, implementable and politically salient.

Ryan replaces Simon Danczuk as London chair, who has been in post since 2019. Danczuk will continue to work with DIB on policy, research, and parliamentary work.

Frank McKenna commented on Simon’s contribution to DIB; “Simon has played a crucial role in establishing Downtown’s reputation in London and across the country. I’m delighted to say that Simon will still be involved with Downtown as he moves into in a more strategic role, and we will continue to utilise his vast business and political knowledge to help our members connect and grow their businesses.”

For details about upcoming Downtown London events CLICK HERE.

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