Marek Dobrowolski leads our Place Practice nationally. His focus is on Regeneration, Economic Development & Infrastructure appointments in Local Government and its associated agencies. His remit also includes the commercialisation agenda. He has advised a number of Local Authority Trading Companies and Teckal Companies at the public/private interface where commercial experience is required by public bodies.
He has over 12 years’ experience of headhunting within this arena and was previously the Director of Regeneration & Environment for a national Executive Search and Selection firm. He recruited to some of the most high profile regeneration roles in the UK and worked with major cities, regions and devolved governments, all of the Regional Development Agencies and many local delivery vehicles. He appointed the boards and senior management teams of 23 out of the 25 Urban Regeneration Companies.
In 2011 he joined Marketing Birmingham, Greater Birmingham and Solihull’s LEP’s Development Agency, as Head of Strategic Projects. He worked extensively on the Region’s City Deal and Enterprise Zone projects and led the successful delivery of some of the region’s largest Foreign Direct Investment projects working with Deutsche Bank, Liberty Global and Extra Energy.
A Geography Graduate, Marek is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Economic Development.