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LEP Executive

Get to know the team.

The LEP Board, its Board Directors and Sub-groups are supported by the LEP Executive.

The LEP Executive was formed in May 2011 to support the LEP Board in the development and delivery of the LEP’s agenda, including its Strategy for Growth and Strategic Economic Plan. The Executive also provides day-to-day operational management of the LEP and is hosted by Birmingham City Council as the LEP’s Accountable Body.

LEP Executive staff are shown below. All staff have agreed to operate in accordance with Birmingham City Council’s staff code of conduct. Roger Mendonça’s Register of Interests is shown on his page.

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Team Members

Katie Trout

LEP Director

Paul Edwards

Head of Strategy

Katie Judge

Executive Manager - Business & Innovation

Ian McLaughlan

Growth Hub Manager

Ben Kirsch

IPO, West Midlands Business Support Policy Advisor

Katie Fulcher

Executive Officer - Key Sectors

Iain Mansell

Executive Officer for Innovation

David Furmage

Executive Officer - Creative, Digital & Cultural

Andy Gannon

Interim Executive Manager - People

Maria Lopez

Employment & Skills Lead Officer

Nick Glover

Executive Manager - Place

Tom Fletcher

Growth Deal Programme Manager

Sarah Hughes

Executive Officer - Optimising Assets

Theodora Tsang

Project Support Officer

Helen Harper

Growth Support Team Leader

Nasreen Chaudhry

Growth Support Team Leader