Tom Flanagan was appointed Partnership Director for Tactran and started in post in July 2018 following a period as Interim Head of Economic Development at Perth & Kinross Council.
Tom was previously Executive Director Place for Blackburn with Darwin BC in Lancashire where he drove the delivery of an ambitious growth strategy to delivery jobs, homes and secure income streams. Before joining BwD, Tom held the strategic policy lead role with Oxfordshire County Council, established the local Transport Board, acted as Programme Director for the City Deal and supported development of the Growth Deal. Tom also served as the Corporate Director for Environment, Planning and Economy at Cornwall Council from March 2009 to May 2012.
Tom holds a Doctorate and honours degree in Civil Engineering specialising in Traffic & Transportation and also Postgraduate qualifications in Coaching and Psychology. Tom is married to Leona, has 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren. He is a scouser by birth, an avid Liverpool fan and holds a season ticket to Anfield.