Sir Michael Bear

Chairman, UKTI Regeneration Investment Organisation

Sir Michael Bear is Chairman of the UKTI Regeneration Investment Organisation and Co-chair of the UK-China CEO Infrastructure Forum.  He is also Non-Executive Director of Arup.

Over the last 36 years, he has worked first in the international construction industry, including the US, Europe, China, the Far East, West Africa and South Africa, latterly for Balfour Beatty Property Ltd where from 1993 – 2012 he was Managing Director, working on their development and private finance initiative (PFI) and public-private partnerships (PPP) projects.

In the City of London he was responsible for bringing the regeneration at Spitalfields to a successful conclusion as Chief Executive of the Spitalfields Development Group.  He was Regeneration Director for Hammerson plc between 2006 – 2012.  He is a member of Lord Green’s Ministerial Strategic Advisory Group and was Lord Mayor of the City of London 2010 – 2011.