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Southampton Connect

 “A city of opportunity where everyone thrives”

Southampton Connect is an independent partnership which brings together senior city representatives seeking to address the key challenges and opportunities for Southampton and working with the city’s key partners to improve the outcomes of the people of Southampton. It is responsible for the delivery of the Southampton City Strategy with the vision that Southampton is a city of opportunity where everyone thrives.


  • Chair of Southampton Business Board, Chamber of Commerce, (Chair)
  • Chief Operating Officer, Solent NHS Trust (Vice Chair)
  • Leader of the Council
  • Chief Executive, Solent NHS Trust
  • Principal and Chief Executive, City College
  • Superintendent, Hampshire Constabulary
  • Group Commander, Hampshire Fire & Rescue
  • Chief Executive, Southampton City Council
  • Deputy Director of Strategy, University Hospital Southampton NHS
  • Chief Executive, Southampton Voluntary Services
  • Head teacher, The Polygon School
  • Safe City Partnership Chair
  • Chief Executive, Go! Southampton
  • Health and Wellbeing Board Chair
  • Partnership Manager, DWP
  • Director of Offender Services, Hampshire & IOW CRC
  • Chief Executive Officer, Southampton Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Director of Growth, Southampton City Council
  • Cabinet Member for Aspiration, Children and Lifelong Learning
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Solent University

Also invited

  • Director of the Southampton Cultural Development Trust, Culture Southampton
  • Project Manager, WSI Southampton University