head of development
Salford City Council
Leaving Liverpool in the early 1980’s, Shelagh McNerney trained as a town planner at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. M.Phil (Holford Award). She also gained a Postgraduate Diploma in built environment research from the University of Salford to add to the collection. In practice - she is a regeneration and development professional with a love of cities, people and places and a track record of bringing people together to solve problems and deliver investment and regeneration in cities. Long career in the public sector (Chester, Bolton and Manchester) followed by 10 years in private sector architecture/planning businesses (2004 - 2015) and now head of development in Salford City Council. Her role involves translating policies and plans into investment, economic growth and development. Working with investors, landowners, developers, architects and many other partners, the City is renewing itself with a transformed business base. Shelagh also leads on related matters around culture, the arts, work with the Lowry, the university, a myriad of institutional relationships and of course politicians.