Suzanne JamesonHead of Creative Economy at City of Liverpool
Suzanne Jameson is Lead for Liverpool participation in the Horizon 2020 SC5 Climate area Project ROCK (Cultural Heritage Leading Urban Futures). ROCK Regeneration and Optimisation in Creative & Knowledge Cities involves the cities of Lisbon, Eindhoven, Bologna, Cluj-Napoca, Lyon, Vilnius, Athens, Turin, Skopje, Liverpool. Liverpool Mercantile UNESCO World Heritage site was designated in 2004, with less than half the UK buildings at risk rate (Historic England) the City has worked hard since the mid 2000’s to improve its WHS governance and ongoing focus on resilience. Based at Liverpool City Council Suzanne brings an extensive background in business-led development from both public and private sector with senior positions across technology corporates and as development executive within Big 5 Consultancy Firm (Public Private Partnerships / Capital Markets / Project Finance). Since 2001 she has been focused on delivery of economic development, inward investment across both Creative Industries and wider innovation and knowledge economy sectors (Delivering Smart Specialisation ￡130m GBP Innovation programme in Merseyside), and in Regional Government at NWDA working on MediaCityUK the largest digital infrastructure project in Europe. She was a UK Government advisory member of the Creative Industries UK Regions and Nations Group between 2009-2011 (which advised on initial set up of TechCity London, and has contributed to creative and digital research projects with NESTA, Innovate and Tech North. A member of Liverpool UNESCO World Heritage Steering Group (2016), The Royal Society of Arts & Manufacture (FRSA UK) and UK Institute of Economic Development (IED) she has diverse public sector experience across capital regeneration, business support, skills and inclusion, health, and circular economy programmes. With a particular interest in the use of innovative PPP’s, technology deployment, sensors and open data in the delivery of sustainable interventions in Urban Centres focused on improving Citizen quality of life and wellbeing. Suzanne has contributed to successful bids from EU and UK Government Funded organisations including European Commission (Objective 1 Merseyside Programme) European Cluster Initiative (UK Regional Government), Department for Culture Media and Sport (UK) digital and creative specialist skills and business delivery models, Future Cities Catapult and UK Trade and Investment (now Department for International Trade). Her research on the establishment of detailed data analytics and supply chain mapping in RIS3 innovation sectors was acquired by UK Government BIS in 2010.