Mike Emmerich is one of the Founding Directors or Metro Dynamics, established in 2015 to add lasting capacity to places, working across the intervention life cycle, from analysis, strategy, project development, finance and business cases, through delivery, evaluation and monitoring.
Mike leads Metro Dynamics work on investment in cities and has built the consultancy’s practice advising major regeneration projects and innovation district development.
Prior to establishing Metro Dynamics, Mike was Chief Executive of New Economy Manchester, a renowned centre of excellence delivering policy, strategy and research covering economic issues, housing, planning, the environment, public health and crime for Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Local Enterprise Partnership. Under his leadership, New Economy initiated the Manchester Independent Economic Review, delivering a high-quality evidence base to inform decision makers in Manchester. Alongside Sir Howard Bernstein, Mike was responsible for developing and negotiating the Greater Manchester devolution deals.
Mike has also previously worked at HM Treasury and the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit, where he advised the Prime Minister in local government, housing, planning regeneration, social exclusion, youth, community cohesion, and the voluntary sector. Mike is a Member of the Economic & Social Research Council and of the Policy Committee of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics.