Published: 31st Dec 2019

The chief executive of Leeds City Council Tom Riordan has been awarded a CBE for services to local government in the 2020 New Year’s Honours. Mr Riordan joined Leeds City Council as chief executive in 2010. Under his stewardship, the local authority won the MJ’s Council of the Year award in 2016 and was named Digital Council of the Year in the 2019 Digital Leaders 100 awards, along with receiving a number of other awards. As well as his part in attracting Channel 4, he also played a leading role in bringing the Grand Départ of the Tour de France to Leeds. There have also been major infrastructure developments with the council commissioning the building of the First Direct Arena and enabling the development of the Trinity Leeds and Victoria Gate shopping and leisure complexes. The South Bank Leeds project will double the size and economic impact of the city … (To read the full article, subscribe below)