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Walter Menzies

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Walter Menzies was an independent advisor on sustainable development and partnership development and management with the public, private and third sectors. He was chair of the Manchester and Pennine Waterway Partnership (of the Canal and Rivers Trust) providing leadership, championing and developing a strategic plan for Manchester and Pennine area, provisionally titled: “Manchester - Capital of the North’s Waterways?”.

Walter was a visiting professor in the Department of Civic Design at The University of Liverpool School of Environmental Sciences; a trustee of The Land Trust; a member of the advisory board of Salford University’s SURF; a member of the advisory board of Places Matter!; and a board member of Atlantic Gateway Partnership. He had a long association with Manchester and The Pennines as a local resident and through his work in regeneration and sustainable development. Until 2010 he was CEO of The Mersey Basin Campaign. Prior to that his leadership roles include serving as the first chief executive of Sustainability Northwest, the region’s cross-sectoral partnership for the advancement of sustainable development.

Originally an architect and urban designer, he worked in housing, regeneration. environmental improvement and, of course the thread that brings it all together - sustainable development.