LEP adds new board members

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The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has confirmed the appointment of four new directors from the public sector to its board.

The appointment of John Pollard, the leader of Cornwall Council; Julian German, Cornwall Council’s cabinet member for economy and culture; Tom French, Cornwall Councillor for St Austell Bay; and Dudley Mumford, vice chairman of the Council of the Isles of Scilly, brings the number of public sector members on the 14-strong LEP Board to five. The fifth public sector Board member is Anne Carlisle, Rector of University College Falmouth.

Members of the LEP board
Members of the LEP board

The nine private sector members are LEP Chairman Chris Pomfret; Gaynor Coley, from the Eden Project; Chris Loughlin, South West Water; Richard Reed, formerly Fugro Seacore; Simon Tregoning, Classic Cottages; Gavin Poole, Foot Anstey LLP; Robert Davey, Bishop Fleming; Roland Tiplady, Ward Williams Associated and Andrew Williams, The Lanhydrock Estate Company.

LEP chairman, Chris Pomfret, commented: “The next 12 months are very important for the LEP and for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and we are delighted to welcome the four new directors to the Board.

“We have a very strong membership on the Board with a wide range of skills and experience and the appointment of the new directors will help us to build on these strengths.”

Earlier this month, Gaynor Coley announced she would be leaving the Eden Project to take up a new role as at Kew Gardens, and will be subsequently leaving the LEP.

She said: “Over the last three years I have been part of establishing the LEP and helping to build the strategy and framework that I hope will support the economy of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and see it thrive in years to come.

“I will miss working here enormously but intend to keep a base here and intend to act as a good LEP ambassador ‘Up Country’.”

The LEP will be looking to recruit a new director from the private sector later this year.

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