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About the Commission

The Purposeful Finance Commission (PFC) is a forum for leading regional government figures from across the country to come together to identify, understand and overcome barriers faced in regenerating local areas.


The Commission will also produce practical solutions to support businesses’ ambitions to invest in local economies, whilst also identifying actions central government can take to improve the investment climate in the UK.


We are keen to ensure a range of perspectives contribute to our final analysis and to hear from community groups and organisations delivering policy on the ground. If you would like to get in touch, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Our Commissioners 

The Commission was established by our Commissioners and is funded by Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
The Commissioners are leaders in local government and regional investment delivery, chaired by the Chief Executive of PIC.

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Tracy Blackwell

Chief Executive,

Pension Insurance Corporation

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Aileen Jones

Executive Director,
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority


Adam Hawksbee

Deputy Director,



Seth Williams

Director of Corporate Affairs,

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John Wrathmell

Research and Economy, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Ed Cox

Ed Cox

Executive Director for Strategy, Integration & Net Zero, West Midlands Combined Authority

Advisory Council

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Rebecca Cox

Principal Policy Advisor,
Local Government Association

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