Simon Topman, MBE
Chair Trustee - Millennium Point Trust
Director - Millennium Point Property Limited

Simon is the CEO of The Acme Whistle Company, a local manufacturing firm. He has held a number of positions in the public, private and voluntary sectors both regional and national. He has wide interests that embrace the Arts, Business, Education and Regeneration.




Mark Swallow
Trustee - Millennium Point Trust
Chair and Director - Millennium Point Property Limited

Mark is a Chartered Surveyor with a degree in General Practice Surveying from Northumbria University. He has completed a term as a Judge for the Midlands & East Anglia Area of the British Council of Offices. He was a Director of Colliers Stewart Newiss and then Storey Sons and Parker in Newcastle before ending up as a Propriety Partner of Knight Frank until he retired from the Partnership in 2011.


Professor Cliff Allan
Trustee - Millennium Point Trust 
Cliff became Vice Chancellor of Birmingham City University in December 2012. Having started his career as a lecturer in International Relations and Politics he went on to work for several Third World Development Agencies/Charities, primarily developing public policy and educational programmes. He has also been a management consultant, primarily in the further and higher education sectors. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and has been a member of various Health Trust Boards and Higher Education bodies. He also regularly commentates on and contributes to policy issues in Higher Education.


Graham Allen 
Trustee - Millennium Point Trust
Graham has over 20 years’ experience working as a senior manager within Museums, from 1994 to 2004 he was Head of Birmingham Museums Service. Whilst Head of Birmingham Museums; he undertook the final stage of the development of Soho House and its opening, initiated the creation of Thinktank at Millennium Point, the redevelopment of Blakesley Hall, the creation of the Museum’s Collection Centre, the development of the Waterhall, and the initial stages of the redevelopment of Aston Hall. Graham was a Trustee of Thinktank Trust 2005 to 2012 and from 2010 has assisted and supported the creation of Birmingham Museums Trust. 

Jog Hundell
Trustee - Millennium Point Trust 
Jog is a partner at Mills & Reeve solicitors and is based in the Birmingham office. She has over 20 years’ experience in employment law and has significant experience of advising large employers, in particular the NHS, with regard to employment litigation and high level employment matters. Jog has served as a trustee at Millennium Point Trust since 2008.

 


Peter Jones
Director - Millennium Point Property Limited
Peter is Birmingham City Council’s Director of Property having joined the Council in 1991 and heads up Birmingham Property Services.

   





Linda Saunders

Trustee - Millennium Point Trust 
Linda is Strategic Director at Dancexchange and was previously Managing Director of Sandwell Arts Trust and Chief Librarian at Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. Linda is a Trustee at mac Birmingham.






Mark Speechley 

Trustee - Millennium Point Trust 
Mark is a Chartered Wealth Manager and is a Fellowship member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He worked as a Private Banker for Barclays Wealth and Investment Management having spent 16 years in the industry working as both a stockbroker and investment manager before his current role.





Richard Spilsbury

Trustee - Millennium Point Trust 
Richard is Director of Finance and Resource Allocation at Birmingham City University where he is responsible for leading and overseeing the financial management of the University and for financial planning, monitoring, reporting and control. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, Richard worked in both plcs and private companies before joining the University in 1989.






Cllr Paul Tilsley, MBE

Trustee - Millennium Point Trust 
Paul has been the Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group in Birmingham since 2005, was Lord Mayor in 1993 and Deputy Leader of the Council between 2005 and 2012. Paul worked in the voluntary sector for the last 20 years of his working life, including the homeless charity St Basils and the Rathbone Society and is a non-executive Director at a number of institutions and organisations across the city.




David Waller
Trustee - Millennium Point Trust 
David is Chairman of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group and a former chairman and senior partner at the Birmingham offices of PwC. He is CEO of Nexus Professionals Ltd.







Cllr Ian Ward

Trustee - Millennium Point Trust 
Ian has been a Councillor for 18 years and was appointed as Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council in May 2012, and has been Deputy Leader of the Labour Group since 2005. As Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, Ian's portfolio includes City Council Budgets, Land Holdings, Equalities/HR and Performance of the City and heis a board member/governor on several joint/external organisations that cover economic, educational and sporting facilities in the City.



David Storer

Director - Millennium Point Property Limited







Graham Rhodes

Director - Millennium Point Property Limited
Graham is Director of Estates at Birmingham City University.