Paul Frainer

    Institute of Economic Development (IED)

    Paul Frainer is an experienced economic development, strategic urban and regional planning professional and board-level non-executive director

    His current role is a joint appointment between Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council and is responsible for economic development, strategic planning, and planning policy development in a complex economic and political geography with multiple stakeholders partners and statutory delivery bodies.

    He is deeply involved in managing, impacting, delivering and navigating within a complex economic and multi-governmental system in Greater Cambridge – a local government setting right at the front line of current social, economic and environmental challenges we are part of in 2020 Britain. Giving him a unique insight into both the challenges and opportunities of progressing positive action from both a localised ‘bottom-up’ approach, combined with strategic partnerships and lobbying on a regional and national level.

    He has extensive cross-cutting experience in local authority operations including sustainable growth and investment, strategic planning and policy, partnership development, place-shaping, regeneration, shared services and commercialisation. He also has senior-level financial, political experience including commissioning and procurement, commercial vehicles and local authority trading from my recent employments.