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Baron Frankal

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Baron Frankal is Director of Strategy at the Manchester Airports Group. He previously held the same role at New Economy, leading on the conurbation's research and strategic functions to develop long-term sustainable growth for the second largest economy in the UK. Baron is a former City of London corporate lawyer and previously worked as a senior economist at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt before returning home. Like London, Frankfurt, Budapest and Tel Aviv, where he has also lived, Baron sees Manchester as an upwardly mobile major-league city and he continues to play a big part in its efforts to drive forward on the local, national and international stage. Baron is also a non-executive Director of Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, sits on the Board of the Manchester-China Forum and has authored a large number of articles, which can be found at