Liverpool has appointed Michael Parker to chair its regeneration company.

Parker, who will become the first chair for Liverpool’s new regeneration company, is the group chief executive of British Nuclear Fuels.

His first task will be to act as part of the panel selecting a chief executive officer for the new company that is being created from the merger of Liverpool Vision, Business Liverpool and Liverpool Land Development Company.

Parker, 61, has overseen operations at BNFL, based in Daresbury near Warrington since July 2003, following his role as global chief executive officer of The Dow Chemical Company in Michigan, USA from November 2000 to December 2002.

Great opportunity
Liverpool-born Parker said: ‘I’ve lived and worked all round the world but Liverpool is where I’m from. This is a great opportunity to give something back to this important city and its people and help put it back where it belongs, as an international centre for business.

Cllr Warren Bradley, leader of Liverpool City Council, said: ‘Mike is a highly respected business leader in both the UK and US and has a reputation for getting things done. He is without question a senior international heavyweight.’