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 (read more) 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 been appointed Chair of the GBSLEP.

 

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Steve Hollis, GBSLEP Chair

Former Midlands Chairman, KPMG

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Chris Loughran, Deputy Chair for Delivery

Vice Chairman, Deloitte

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Anita Bhalla, Creative City Partnership

Chair, Performance Birmingham Ltd

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Saqib Bhatti, Growing Businesses

Associate, Younis Bhatti & Co Ltd

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Andrew Cleaves, Improving Skills

Principal and Chief Executive, Birmingham Metropolitan College

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Pat Hanlon, Access to Finance

Handelsbanken

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Simon Marks, Optimising Assets

Partner, Arcadis

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Matthew Rhodes, Stimulating Innovation

Managing Director, Encraft Ltd

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Local Authority Representatives

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Cllr John Clancy

Birmingham City Council

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Cllr George Adamson

Cannock Chase District Council

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Cllr Richard Grosvenor

East Staffordshire District Council

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Cllr Mike Wilcox

Lichfield District Council

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Cllr Bob Sleigh

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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Cllr Steve Claymore

Tamworth District Council

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Cllr Greg Chance

On behalf of North Worcestershire Local Authorities

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Education Representatives

Company Secretary

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Mike Hopkins

Further Education Representative

Principal, South and City College

Conflict of Interest

Sir David Eastwood

Higher Education Representative

Vice Chancellor, University of Birmingham

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Mark Rogers

Chief Executive, Birmingham City Council

Outgoing directors

Alan Volkaerts

Tracy Westall

Sir Albert Bore

Cllr John Campion

Alternate Board Members

Cllr Ian Courts, Deputy Leader of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Conflict of Interest

Cllr Ian Ward, Birmingham City Council

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Cllr Ian Hardiman, Wyre Forest District Council

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Dawn Ward, Burton and South Derbyshire College

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Daniel Cook, Leader of Tamworth Borough Council

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