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30 Minutes with Tom Bridgman, Director of Development at Oxford City Council
20th June 2022 • Emerge - Leadership Lessons from Berwick Partners • Berwick Partners
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Tom Bridgman is the Director of Development at Oxford City

Council, an iconic city immediately recognisable to many people, but one that

not very many people will truly understand the nature of. Appointed in 2019

Tom’s career to date is a fascinating one, that has seen him work in place

shaping roles across the public and private sectors, with both national remits

and in location defined roles.

Three years on from his appointment, and a global pandemic

later our Partner and lead for Regeneration, Place and Partnerships Marek

Dobrowolski caught up with Tom to find out more about the impact of COVID 19 on

Oxford and what the future holds for Oxford. They discussed what levelling up

means for a city such as Oxford, the challenges the city faces around

affordable housing, planning, infrastructure and sustainability and how to

retain a competitive edge in an increasingly competitive world.

Finally they touched on Tom’s own career, what moving

between sectors has taught and skills and experience it has provided him with

and where they will meet for a coffee in 3 years time.