Greater Manchester Authority CEO Boylan to retire

Eamonn Boylan

Eamonn Boylan has announced his intention to retire as chief executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and chief executive of Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).

Boylan will step down after the May 2024 Mayoral elections.

The process to recruit a new chief executive will start next week.

“Eamonn took the helm of GMCA – which includes the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) – in 2017, and in 2019 took over at TfGM,” said GMCA.

“His retirement at the peak of his career is the culmination of 42 years spent in public service, which has included periods in local government in Manchester, Sheffield and London, as Deputy Chief Executive of the Homes and Communities Agency, and as Chief Executive of Stockport Metropolitan Council.

“Eamonn has steered GMCA and TfGM through rapid growth and transformation as both organisations have developed and taken on more and more responsibilities over the years.

“He has steered them through some difficult times, from the horrific terrorist attack on Manchester Arena that led to big changes in Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, to the Greater Manchester response to the Covid crisis, and the appointment of a new Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police.”