Graham Thrower

Graham is a hugely experienced executive who has held senior management roles within global financial institutions and board-level positions in global investment, economic development and creative industry sectors.

Graham leads on Urban Foresight’s smart city and urban innovation projects. These always have a focus on outcomes for citizens and Graham is passionate about attracting investment for transformational projects which make cities smarter and healthier whilst creating economic vibrancy.

Graham is a regular keynote speaker at conferences. Recent examples include speaking at at the 2018 CityX Conference and presenting Urban Foresight’s work on the Maturing Metropolis at the 2019 Airmic Conference, exploring how future trends are creating new risks and threats to cities and their populations.

Before joining Urban Foresight Graham gained a PhD in institutional investment markets for infrastructure from Newcastle University’s Centre for Urban & Regional Development Studies.