High Speed 2 Panel Discussion A panel discussion which will address; How will HS2 contribute to the regeneration of Eastside? How will the HS2 college invest in Birmingham’s future talent? How will the project create jobs in our region? The Panel: The event will be chaired by Millennium Point CEO and Chair of Eastside Forum Philip Singleton. The panel will be completed by: Scott-James Eley Skills and Employment Strategy Manager – HS2 Ltd Scott joined HS2 in January 2013 to lead on the development of HS2’s skills, employment and education projects. Scott’s vision for HS2 is to ensure that the public’s investment in the programme will imprint a lasting skills and employment legacy that will remain long after the construction of our new railway is completed. Scott’s broad remit includes areas such as HS2’s education programme, the development of the new National College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham and Doncaster, as well the development of an overarching Skills and Employment strategy. This will ensure that HS2 Ltd as well as our supply chain has access to a highly skilled and competent workforce. Before joining HS2, Scott spent 5 years working at the London 2012 Olympics. During the construction phase he managed equality, inclusion and employment and skills projects for the Olympic Delivery Authority before moving to the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) in order to oversee the operational delivery of their skills and employment strategy. Prior to the Olympics, Scott project managed a number of London Development Agency Funded employments projects across multiple London local authorities. Andrew Round Assistant Director for Planning & Development at Birmingham City Counci Andrew is the Assistant Director for Planning & Development at Birmingham City Council, responsible for Planning & Regeneration in the City Centre & North Birmingham. Qualified as both a Town Planner & Chartered Surveyor, he was part of the team that developed the Big City Plan & leads on the development of Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone, which includes within its major projects such as the redevelopment of Paradise Circus. Andrew has worked in both the Public & Private sectors and prior to joining the City Council in 2008 he was a Director at GVA Grimleys Birmingham Office. Booking for this event has now closed.