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Follow Yorkshire Forward’s Chief Executive, Tom Riordan

As Chief Executive, Tom has pioneered the concept of “Team Yorkshire & Humber” bringing together public and private sector partners from across the region to work together on a wide and varied range of issues. 

Tom is also a trustee of The Trust for Education and Co-Chair of the Government’s national Ethnic Minority Business Task Force.  As one of Bradford University’s honorary graduands in July 2008, Tom became a Doctor of Letters.

He is married to Louise, has two children Joe and Amy and is a keen footballer and Middlesbrough supporter.

You can follow Tom at