Mr Colin Sinclair
Colin is the CEO of Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool), which is transforming half of Liverpool City Centre into a world-leading innovation district focused on health and education, science and technology, including the £1bn Paddington Village Development and the award winning Spine building, one of the world’s healthiest buildings.
He started his career in the music industry, managing bands and owning nightclubs in Manchester, before moving on to produce major televised events internationally.
A marketeer Colin was CEO of Manchester’s investment and development agency (MIDAS) and, before taking up his role in KQ Liverpool, was a main board Director at the property developers Bruntwood, leading their diversification from office buildings into also owning science parks and developing creative workspace.
In 2018, Colin took up the dual role of CEO of Sciontec Developments Limited, a new property development company that was created to bring new investment to the City Regions science and tech assets, whilst creating a world-leading innovation ecosystem to help commercialise research and grow innovation-led companies. Sciontec owns the successful Liverpool Science Park and is developing HEMISPHERE, Liverpool’s first operational net zero carbon building.
Married with three sons, Colin switched from playing Rugby Union to taking part in Endurance events in his fifties and has since completed numerous triathlons and ultra runs, raising tens of thousands of pounds for local charities.
Colin joined the Board of Governors at Merchant Taylors’ in March 2022.