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John Greer

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John Greer

Belfast City Council

Director of Economic Development


Speaker Biography

John Greer is the Director of Economic Development at Belfast City Council and leads a team delivering the economic development, tourism, festival, heritage and markets strategies developed to deliver the ambitious inclusive growth targets of the Belfast Agenda.

Prior to Belfast City Council, John was the Director of the Joint Technical Secretariat for the Special EU Programmes Body, where he was responsible for the placement and management of the €550 million PEACE IV and INTERREG VA programmes. Before his role at SEUPB John spent more than a decade working in North America. In Vancouver, Canada John was a Director for the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) responsible for managing a fund providing monies to high growth SME’s to enable their growth. Also during his time in Vancouver John was a Partner at the Business Development Bank of Canada responsible for managing a team delivering innovative debt, equity and subordinate financing solutions to Canadian businesses. 

Before moving to Vancouver, he was a Director at Invest Northern Ireland based in Silicon Valley, leading a team delivering foreign direct investment and trade opportunities for N. Ireland.

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