12th - 15th March 2024, Stand R9.k, Palais Des Festivals, Cannes

Ken Poole

Ken Poole, FRICS

Head of Economic Development

Cardiff Council

Ken is the Head of Economic Development at Cardiff Council.  He is responsible for the implementation of Cardiff Council’s economic strategy. Ken has worked with many of the city’s leading financial, professional services and Fintech businesses in setting up and expanding in Cardiff and on key regeneration initiatives for the Council, which will have a transformational impact on the City and region. 

Ken also manages Cardiff Council’s portfolio of incubation and start-up space and property loan funds to business.  The co-ordination of the Council’s UK and overseas business marketing initiatives to promote the city is also a key part of his portfolio.  He is also responsible for forging closer links between education and business in the city, under the Cardiff Commitment initiative.

Ken works with regional and national partners including UK Government, Welsh Government the Cardiff Capital Region and business organisations.  He is also a Director of the Compound Semiconductor Foundry Limited, the vehicle for investing City Deal funds into the compound semi-conductor initiative, and FOR Cardiff, the BID for the city centre.   

Prior to joining Cardiff Council team, Ken was a UK Director at PwC where he was responsible for advising clients on business locations throughout the UK and Europe and advising city and regional promotion agencies on strategies to attract foreign direct investment.

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