Greater Manchester Combined Authority

GMCA Chief Executive recognised with Outstanding Achievement Award

Eamonn Boylan OBE, Chief Executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), has received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Insider North West Residential Property Awards 2024.

Insider hailed Eamonn’s “many outstanding achievements in his 42-year career in local government.” He was praised for his work spearheading the Trailblazer devolution deal, which unlocked further responsibilities in skills, transport and housing and secured a commitment to a single settlement budget, and for the “major achievement” of delivering the Mayor’s vision for the Bee Network – Greater Manchester’s integrated London-style public transport system.

He received the Outstanding Achievement award at a ceremony held at Manchester Central, on Thursday 25 January.

The Residential Property Awards recognise the people and businesses that have designed, developed, funded and continue to manage the city-region’s built environment. 

Eamonn took the helm of the GMCA in 2017, and in 2019 took over at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). Last year, he announced his intention to step down after the May 2024 Mayoral elections.

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said:

"Whilst we’re all saddened by the prospect of having to say goodbye to Eamonn this year, I’m delighted that his immeasurable contributions to Greater Manchester have been recognised with this Outstanding Achievement Award.

"Eamonn’s professionalism, guidance, and good humour have been invaluable to me over the last seven years. He should be extremely proud of everything he has achieved, just as we are all proud of him."

Eamonn was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the King's New Year's Honour List in January 2024, for his services to local government.

Article Published: 26/01/2024 17:20 PM