Sir Albert Bore

Leader, Birmingham City Council

Sir Albert Bore is the leader of Birmingham City Council (1999-2004 and 2012-present) and the Chair of the Economic Development portfolio. He is the current elected chair of the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Selly Oak Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

As Chair of Economic Development and Leader of Birmingham City Council, Sir Albert was responsible for shaping the major social and economic regeneration of Birmingham during the 1980s and 1990s. This included the negotiation and delivery of one of the first public private partnerships in the UK with the then Conservative government and channelling-in European regional aid funding. This provided infrastructural leverage and partnerships that directly led to the creation of the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), the International Convention Centre (ICC), the National Indoor Arena (NIA), Birmingham Symphony Hall, the re-development of Brindley Place and refurbishment of the Mailbox and canalsides in the central area of Birmingham, the pedestrianisation of New Street and removal of the ‘concrete collar’ road network in the central Birmingham area and the redevelopment of the Bullring.

Sir Albert is a former university lecturer in nuclear reactor physics at Aston University and holds a PhD in nuclear reactor physics from the University of Birmingham and an honorary doctorate from the Universtiy of Aston.

He was knighted in the 2002 New Year honours for services to local government.

He is non-executive director of Birmingham Symphony Hall, Optima Community Housing Association, Marketing Birmingham, National Exhibition Centre Ltd and Birmingham Technology Ltd.

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