Free Real Estate Live Webinar: Liverpool City Region: Home of Science and Innovation

15th June 2022

Liverpool City Region is investing billions in its science, manufacturing and health ecosystems, with global leadership driving innovation.



At the heart of its innovation cluster is the Liverpool Knowledge Quarter (KQ Liverpool) – a 450-acre urban innovation district which, upon completion, will be one of the largest academic and clinical campuses in the UK.

  • How can Liverpool’s global recognition in science and advanced manufacturing create dividends for the wider Liverpool region?
  • What makes Liverpool so attractive to leading firms in life sciences and advanced manufacturing? Where is investment needed to continue to drive the hub forward and what is currently in the pipeline?



 Liverpool City Region Combined Authority CEO, Katherine Fairclogh

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority CEO, Katherine Fairclough.

Katherine Fairclough, Chief Executive, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Katherine took up post as Chief Executive of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority in June 2021.

As lead advisor to the Metro Mayor her role involves strategic engagement and close working with the City Region’s six Local Authorities, national government, partners in business, civic institutions, and the wider community.

Her top priority is leading the economic recovery from Covid-19 and she has responsibility for all functions of the Combined Authority, including Strategic Investment and Business Growth, Fairness and Inclusion, Employment and Skills, Culture, Transport, Housing and Homelessness.

Katherine joined the CA from Cumbria County Council, where she had been Chief Executive since 2017. Prior to this she held a number of senior posts at Warrington Borough Council and Wigan Council.

She has a proven track record in strategic change leadership, service improvement and transformation, priding herself on building strong relationships with elected members, employees, partners and stakeholders to deliver the best for communities.


Professor Janet Hemingway

Professor Janet Hemingway

Professor Janet Hemingway, Professor of Tropical Medicine at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and founding Director of the Infection Innovation Consortium (iiCON).

Responding to the growing challenge of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and emerging pandemics, iiCON brings together academic, industry, and clinical partners in a £170 million programme to transform the discovery and supply of much-needed anti-infectives and accelerate their journey to market.

Professor Hemingway is a senior technical advisor on Neglected Tropical Diseases for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and has been PI on projects in excess of £370 million including the BMGF funded Innovative Vector Control Consortium, the ERDF funded Formulations programme and the BMGF funded Visceral Leishmaniasis Elimination programme. Professor Hemingway was appointed the Director of LSTM in 2001 and stepped down on 1st January 2019. She was awarded a CBE for services to the Control of Tropical Disease Vectors in 2012.





15th June 2022