Strategic Director - Economy
Birmingham City Council
Waheed is Strategic Director for Economy at Birmingham City Council, and has worked for the local authority since 1999 with previous roles including Director of Planning & Regeneration, Director of Regeneration, Assistant Director for Development Planning, as well as CEO of SRB6.
Waheed is responsible for providing strategic leadership, vision and direction across a wide portfolio, including planning and regeneration, housing development, transportation and connectivity, highways and infrastructure, skills and employment, and business development and innovation. His key focus is on improving the quality of life for Birmingham residents by creating the conditions for growth in the local economy.
Waheed has been involved in a number of national government panels and reviews of emerging policy, and is a regular columnist for Estates Gazette.
Waheed is also a Visiting Professor of Planning and Regeneration at Birmingham City University, a role which allows him to share his knowledge and experience of the Built Environment agenda with future professionals in the field.
Waheed is married with two children and enjoys boxing and cycling in his spare time.Back to speakers