Team ATCM

Ojay McDonald

Ojay McDonald

Ojay McDonald is the Chief Executive of ATCM. In this role he works with Government Ministers, parliamentarians, economic development professionals, business leaders and place-makers across the UK and Ireland to support town and city centres. He works on a range of policy issues including tax reform, local government finance, the EU and UN Urban Agenda, devolution, the Northern Powerhouse, transport, housing, planning, retail and urban regeneration. Ojay can be contacted on 07976636038 or at ojay.mcdonald@atcm.org More
Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker is the Purple Flag and ENTE Programme Manager at ATCM. During this time she has helped to grow the Purple Flag Programme, currently now at over 70 locations in the UK and Ireland and has also helped to deliver on projects, campaigns and new documentation to support the programme.Sarah also supports the International Purple Flag programme in Canada, Sweden and New Zealand. Sarah can be contacted on 07584660189 or at sarah.walker@atcm.org More
Emma Thornton

Emma Thornton

Emma Thornton is CEO of Visit Cambridge and Beyond which is the Destination Management Organisation responsible for delivering tourism services in Cambridge and the surrounding area. Emma is a board member of ATCM and former Chair of the ATCM East Network. More

Karen Shields is the ATCM Membership Manager. Karen is a previous town centre manager and really understands the challenges of making great places. She is also a Purple Flag Assessor. Karen supports our practitioner and company members as well as assisting the Regional and National Chairs. Karen can be contacted on 07932 430028 or karen.shields@atcm.org More
Leigh Brown

Leigh Brown

Leigh Brown is the Chair of the ATCM, and sits on the Cross Party Group for Town Centres in Holyrood, Edinburgh. Leigh has been on the ATCM board for 5 years, previously as the Chair for ATCM Scotland. She was previously City Centre Manager for Perth but is currently a freelance consultant. Leigh can be contacted on 07885537838 or at Chair@atcm.org More

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