Simon Eastwood is responsible for overseeing the Growing Places/Regional Growth Fund LEP Sub-Board. Simon also promotes a Business Friendly Planning culture across the four local authorities, ensuring that as far as possible projects are supported and barriers to growth overcome.
Simon started his career as a Chartered Surveyor in private practice before joining West Midlands based Tarmac in the mid 1980s. He is currently Managing Director of Carillion's property development business responsible for a wide range of developments and partnership schemes across the UK and Canada. The business concentrates primarily on major commercial development opportunities in all sectors of the market with particular emphasis on retail and leisure, offices and urban regeneration projects.
Simon takes personal responsibility for all of the business group’s joint venture relationships which include Manchester Airport Group plc, Richardson Capital LLP, Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF), Brookvalley Developments Inc (Canada), McArthur Glen UK Ltd, New World Hotels
He is also responsible for the Group's Estates, Travel and Print Services functions and serves as a Trustee for a number of the Group's Pension schemes.
Simon is married with one daughter and son and his interests include skiing, sailing and travelling.