Our Board

Private Sector Directors

Find out more about Anita Bhalla

Anita Bhalla

Interim GBSLEP Chair and GBSLEP Board Creative Industries champion; Chair, B:Music Ltd

Find out more about Dr David Hardman MBE

Dr David Hardman MBE

Interim GBSLEP Deputy Chair; Consultant, Bruntwood

Find out more about Mike Lyons

Mike Lyons

GBSLEP Board Improving Connectivity Champion; Delivery Director, High Speed 2 (HS2) Ltd.

Find out more about Louise Brooke-Smith OBE

Louise Brooke-Smith OBE

GBSLEP Board Placemaking Champion; Development and Strategic Advisor and Non-Executive Director, Consilio Strategic Consultancy Ltd.

Find out more about Shaun Sookoo

Shaun Sookoo

Board Director and lead for SMEs and Founder of Winny's Kitchen

Local Authority Representatives

Find out more about Cllr John Cotton

Cllr John Cotton

Leader, Birmingham City Council

Find out more about Cllr Ian Courts

Cllr Ian Courts

GBSLEP Board Net Zero Champion; Leader, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Education Representatives