Millennium Point is owned by the registered charity Millennium Point Trust and serviced by its operating company Millennium Point Property Limited. Both organisations have their own Boards comprising either Trustees or Directors overseeing governance.

Board Members:


Simon Topman

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.

Linda Saunders
Trustee - Millennium Point Trust

Linda is a freelance management consultant making use of her extensive experience running cultural organisations. She was previously Strategic Director of DanceXchange, the dance development agency for the West Midlands and producers of international Dance Festival Birmingham. Prior to that she was managing Director of The Public, an arts centre in West Bromwich. 






Mark Speechly
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.





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 he is 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

David is Director of the Building and Engineering Division at Arup.