Art gallery group the Tate has named Tom Bloxham as a trustee, further reconfirming the developer's place at the top table of national movers and shakers. The term of appointment will be for four years with immediate effect.
Tate trustees are appointed by the Prime Minister in consultation with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
The Urban Splash chairman has long been considered part of the establishment and is chairman of Centre for Cities and of Manchester International Festival, a Trustee of the Manchester United FC Foundation, and was recently inaugurated as Chancellor of the University of Manchester.
From 2004 to 2008, he was a board member of the Liverpool Culture Company, delivering European Capital of Culture 2008, and from 2002 to 2008 a member of Arts Council England. He previously chaired the North West Arts Board and was a member of the Tate Liverpool Council. He also served on the Urban Sounding Board and the Property Advisory Group of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister between 2000 and 2004.