In Conversation With… Rowena Burns

May 17, 2016, By Slater Heelis

We hosted our fifth successful ‘In Conversation With…’ event with director of Manchester Science Partnerships, Rowena Burns.

Rowena was interviewed by Chris Maguire at HOME in Manchester in a breakneck review of her remarkable career, from becoming a nurse in Northern Ireland during The Troubles to changing the face of Manchester in roles for Manchester Airport Group, Transport for Greater Manchester, Bruntwood Estates and Manchester Science Partnerships.

Topics of discussion included Rowena’s beginnings in Northern Ireland and the University of Aberystwyth, the transformation of Manchester city centre after the 1996 bombing, and the importance of science and tech in driving both the regional and international economy.

It was an insightful and inspirational hour from a leading figure in Manchester’s professional community.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next ‘In Conversation With…’ announcement in the Autumn, and our warm thanks to everyone who attended!