The Board

Rochdale Development Agency operates independently as a business while maintaining strong links to Rochdale Borough Council. The Council and the RDA work together to promote the economic well-being of the borough with the RDA leading on engagement with investors and developers.

The RDA is governed by a Board of Directors which includes senior representatives from education, the Council and the private sector. All board members having equal voting rights. The Chair is Paul Ormerod, renowned economist and best selling author.

 

Paul Ormerod (Chair),
Paul Ormerod (Chair),

Partner, Volterra

Councillor Ashley Dearnley
Councillor Ashley Dearnley

Rochdale Borough Council

Councillor John Blundell
Councillor John Blundell

Senior Economist, Mott McDonald

David Bottomley
David Bottomley

Chief Executive Officer, Rochdale AFC

Julia Heap
Julia Heap

Principal and Chief Executive, Hopwood Hall College & University Centre

Paul Simkiss
Paul Simkiss

Owner, Simkiss Controls Limited

Steve Kuncewicz
Steve Kuncewicz

Partner, BLM Law

Steve Rumbelow
Steve Rumbelow

Chief Executive Officer, Rochdale Borough Council

Jonathan Schofield
Jonathan Schofield

Writer, Editor and Tour Guide

Get in touch with Rochdale Development Agency

Rochdale Development Agency,
Number One Riversade,
Smith St, Rochdale

01706 927 000
info@investinrochdale.co.uk

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