Mike Parker OBE

Former Director General, Nexus

Biography

Formal career in Public Transport- London Transport, Centro and Nexus in the Communications and Operations fields ending as the DG (CEO) of the transport body Nexus in the North East for 12 years. Nexus operated the Tyne and Wear Metro and the Shields ferry and planned, procured and promoted public transport throughout the Metropolitan area of Tyne and Wear. In my last year I was responsible for 1100 staff and negotiated with 5 trade unions. Since I retired I have served as a trustee/non executive Director of a Health Trust, Tourist Board and, currently, two charities – one founded to assist the homeless the other commissioning work on reducing poverty in the UK.

The two charities are Changing Lives http://www.changing-lives.org.uk and Webb Memorial Trust http://www.webbmemorialtrust.org.uk

Related speakers

Sir Brendan Barber

Chair, Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Council

Baroness (Martha) Lane Fox

Portfolio Chair & Entrepreneur

Professor Noreena Hertz

Academic, Economist, Author, Sirius XM and Chief Europe Correspondent & Former Economics Editor, ITV News

Sir Christopher Hum

Former Ambassador & College Head

Professor Gina Rippon

Professor of Cognitive NeuroImaging, Aston University

Sir Stephen Wall

Former Ambassador, Political Expert & Historian