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Downtown announces new Leeds chair

The Group CEO of DB3 Group, Nathan McNamara, has been named as the new chair of Downtown in Business Leeds.

As Downtown in Business heads to Yorkshire for next week’s annual property festival UKREiiF, they have announced that the Group CEO of leading architecture and engineering firm, DB3 Group, Nathan McNamara, has been named as the new chair of Downtown in Business Leeds.

Nathan is a property and construction industry leader. As the Group CEO of DB3, Nathan leads in the fields of global infrastructure, energy, technology, and commercial markets. Nathan has a background collaborating with international organisations such as Coca Cola, Volkswagen, University of Oxford, and HSBC and has spearheaded collaborations with technology giants like Google, as well as having involvement in the £20bn Xlinks Morocco to UK power interconnector giga-project.

Nathan’s insights on domestic strategy and the global economy are highly regarded. He is a regular speaker, panellist, and chair at industry conferences, addressing the net zero agenda, infrastructure, procurement, and wellbeing.

He is a proponent of the ‘digital transformation’ and advocates for sustainable business practices that foster social value, innovation, and collaboration. Nathan is particularly passionate about the “Pivot to Active Wellbeing” initiative, which aims to transform leisure services into a more integrated offer of health, social care, and wellbeing, thereby providing enhanced value to Local Authorities, the NHS, and underprivileged communities.

DIB Group chair and CEO Frank McKenna said: “We are delighted to welcome Nathan to the team. His experience in the property, technology, leisure, and health sectors – but also his wider business knowledge – will add great value to DIB and our network.”

Nathan added: “Downtown in Business is one of the most dynamic business organisations around. Having been a member for several years, it is great to have the opportunity of working with the team to support their work in Leeds and indeed the rest of the country.”

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