Sir Bernard Zissman

Sir Bernard Zissman

During a busy political career, serving as a senior member of Birmingham City Council, Sir Bernard led the team which developed the International Convention Centre and the world acclaimed Symphony Hall, home of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.  He subsequently led the team placing the foundation blocks for the Midland’s millennium project, Millennium Point in Birmingham and is currently Chairman of the Millennium Point Trust which hosts the exciting science and education project Thinktank and IMAX cinema. 

Sir Bernard serves as chairman of a number of local companies including Advantage Business Angels, CDI Group Ltd, Rewired PR Ltd, Cerebrum Partners Ltd and is European Partner of the Overseas Connection Group. In the past he has been a member of the Council of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of a large NHS Hospital Trust, Chairman of the Alexandra Theatre, a Director of the BRMB radio station as well as a Trustee of the CBSO Benevolent Fund. He was the first Chairman of the Birmingham Convention and Visitor Bureau (now Marketing Birmingham), and served as Chairman of a range of local authority committees.

His wide experience is completed with being a former Chairman of the Regional Committee of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers and former President the Birmingham Hebrew Congregation. He is currently President of the Representative Council of Birmingham & Midlands Jewry and is also a member of Regional Appeal Council of the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire and a Patron of the Marie Curie Appeal for the new Hospice in Solihull.