Mr. Gerry Brough
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Director of Regeneration Services
Gerry holds a BSc from St Andrews University, a post graduate diploma in Marketing from Napier University, and a post graduate MBA from Glasgow University. In 2008, he was elected as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
He started his career in economic development in 1984 after occupying Marketing and Business Development roles within the private sector. He left Scottish Enterprise in 2000 to become a freelance consultant and adviser to Investment Agencies and Government Ministries in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2005, Gerry joined DTZ plc as their Central and East European Regional Director for Consulting and spent the next 4 years building up their consulting business, from offices in Prague and Budapest. Whilst working in the Czech Republic, Gerry produced the Czech National Strategy for Brownfield Regeneration. Gerry returned to Scotland in August 2009 to take up the post of Project Director (Economic and Business Development) with Aberdeen City Council.
Gerry has worked in all areas of economic development, including SME development and investment; inward investment promotion; marketing planning and strategy; and Brownfield and Greenfield development. He is also experienced in establishing development agencies and implementing aid-funded projects. Gerry’s role at Aberdeen City Council, involves realising key development projects and managing the City’s Economic and Business Development Service. This service creates additional economic value and generates new employment opportunities by supporting key economic development projects and local economic partnerships; promoting the city to investors and visitors; and helping local businesses enhance their growth prospects.