GBSLEP Board Directors
Directors of the LEP are drawn from the private sector, local authorities and Universities and Colleges. There are a total of 18 Directors, eight from the business community, seven from local authorities and two representing higher/further education. The LEP is business-led and business community representatives have been recruited with the aim of reflecting the geography of the area as well as different sizes and sectors of commerce and industry.
It was announced on 9 September 2016 that Andy Street has decided to step down as Chair of the GBSLEP to apply to be the Conservative candidate for the West Midlands Mayoral election. Steve Hollis, former chair at KPMG in Birmingham who has served as deputy at the LEP from May 2011, has taken the reins as GBSLEP Chair.
|Steve Hollis, GBSLEP ChairFormer Midlands Chairman, KPMG||
Chris Loughran, Deputy Chair for Delivery
Vice Chairman, Deloitte
|Anita Bhalla, Creative City PartnershipChair, Performance Birmingham Ltd||Saqib Bhatti, Growing Businesses and representing SMEsAssociate, Younis Bhatti & Co Ltd||Andrew Cleaves, Improving SkillsPrincipal and Chief Executive, Birmingham Metropolitan College|
|Pat Hanlon, Access to FinanceHandelsbanken||Simon Marks, Optimising AssetsPartner, Arcadis||Matthew Rhodes, Stimulating InnovationManaging Director, Encraft Ltd|
Local Authority Representatives
|Cllr John ClancyBirmingham City Council||Cllr George AdamsonCannock Chase District Council||Cllr Richard GrosvenorEast Staffordshire District Council|
|Cllr Mike WilcoxLichfield District Council||Cllr Bob SleighSolihull Metropolitan Borough Council||Cllr Steve ClaymoreTamworth District Council||Cllr Greg ChanceOn behalf of North Worcestershire Local Authorities|
|Mike Hopkins, Further Education RepresentativePrincipal, South and City College||Currently vacant|| Outgoing directorsAlan VolkaertsTracy Westall
Sir Albert Bore
Cllr John Campion
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