Tom Bloxham photo portrait
Tom Bloxham


I am chairman and co-founder of Urban Splash, an award winning property regeneration company based in Manchester, that develops regeneration projects across the country, including Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Bristol, Plymouth and Morecombe.

I am Chairman of the Manchester International Festival, a Trustee of the Manchester United FC Foundation and of Bloxham Charitable Trust and previously, I have been Chancellor of the University of Manchester and a Board Member of the Liverpool Culture Company, delivering the European Capital of Culture. I chaired Arts Council England North West until 2008, also sitting on the Arts Council England Board, and served on the Urban Sounding Board and Property Advisory Group of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

I was awarded an MBE in 1999 for services to architecture and urban regeneration.

Appointment information

Appointed by: Prime Minister
Appointment: 23 February 2009
Reappointed: 23 February 2013
Terms Expires: 22 February 2017

Other Membership:

  • Tate Liverpool Advisory Council (Chair)
  • Governance and People Committee