Colin is the CEO of Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool), the vast urban innovation district in Liverpool which is home to some of the world’s most influential players in science, health, technology, education and culture, including the £1bn Paddington Village Development.
He started his career in the music industry, managing bands and owning nightclubs in Manchester, before moving on to produce major televised events internationally.
Colin was then CEO of Manchester’s investment agency (MIDAS) and, before taking up his role in KQ Liverpool, was a Director at the property developers Bruntwood, leading its diversification into science parks and creative workspace.
In 2018, Colin took up the dual role of CEO of Sciontec Developments Limited, the commercial spin out of KQ Liverpool, which owns and operates the successful Liverpool Science Park, the Sciontec AI serviced space offices in The Spine and is developing HEMISPHERE at Paddington Village, Liverpool’s first operational net zero carbon office new build, due to open in 2025. The Sciontec vision is to develop and operate the most innovative science and technology buildings in the world.