RDA strengthens Cornwall team

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The South West RDA has strengthened its team in Cornwall with the appointment of Sandra Rothwell to the new role of head of regeneration.Rothwell, who lives in Newlyn, joined the RDA in 2006 as head of renaissance and renewal, supporting the delivery of the South West’s sustainable communities plan.

She is no stranger to Cornwall having previously worked for three years as director of West Cornwall Together, a partnership made up of the public, private, community and voluntary sectors in Penwith and Kerrier which delivered one of the most successful Neighbourhood Renewal programmes in the country.

Rothwell previously managed the community regeneration part of the Objective One programme in West Wales and the Valleys, and worked in both urban and rural regeneration in the West Midlands. She also spent four years as a university lecturer and researcher in European politics and process in London.

Theo Leijser, the RDA’s area director in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, said: “Sandra’s background in regeneration, combined with her knowledge of Cornwall and European funding programmes, will be a huge asset. Sandra will play a key role working closely with partners on a range of regeneration activity and I’m delighted to welcome her to the team.”