Meet the Team

LEP Senior Management Team

Find out more about Ed Watson

Ed Watson

Interim Chief Executive

Find out more about Kate Shaw

Kate Shaw

Chief Operating Officer

Find out more about Edward Scutt

Edward Scutt

Head of Governance

Find out more about Dr Wayne Shand

Dr Wayne Shand

Interim Director of Economic Recovery

Find out more about Ian McLaughlan

Ian McLaughlan

Growth Hub Director

Programme

Find out more about Krystalla Michael

Krystalla Michael

Head of PMO

Find out more about Kerry Billington

Kerry Billington

Consultant Project Manager

Find out more about Christian Cadwallader

Christian Cadwallader

Consultant Project Manager

Find out more about Amanda Astley

Amanda Astley

Contract and Procurement Manager

Find out more about Avril Draper

Avril Draper

Interim Business Analyst

Find out more about Saboor Arif

Saboor Arif

Project Champion

Find out more about Manpreet Dhadwar

Manpreet Dhadwar

Project Support Officer

Find out more about Greg Raybould

Greg Raybould

Project Support Officer

Business and Innovation

Find out more about Mike Folkard

Mike Folkard

Head of Business & Innovation

Find out more about Kathryn Wagstaff

Kathryn Wagstaff

Senior Policy Manager (Local Industrial Strategy) – Health Technologies

Find out more about Ellen Peacock

Ellen Peacock

Senior Policy Officer – Food and Drink Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing

Find out more about Alex Taylor

Alex Taylor

Senior Policy Officer – Low Carbon & Environmental Technology

Find out more about Shanaaz Carroll

Shanaaz Carroll

Interim Head of Place

Find out more about Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes

Senior Policy Officer – Place

Find out more about Christian Sayer

Christian Sayer

Senior Policy Officer – Place

Find out more about David Furmage

David Furmage

Creative & Cultural Lead

Find out more about Hilary Smyth-Allen

Hilary Smyth-Allen

BPFS Sector & Modern Services Lead

Skills

Find out more about Spencer Wilson

Spencer Wilson

Head of Skills

Find out more about Maria Lopez

Maria Lopez

Employment & Skills Manager

Find out more about Ravinder Lalli

Ravinder Lalli

Senior Policy Officer – Skills

Find out more about Zachary Barker-Williams

Zachary Barker-Williams

Policy Officer

Find out more about John English

John English

Policy Officer

Stakeholder Engagement & Communications

Find out more about Satnam Rana-Grindley

Satnam Rana-Grindley

Head of Communications

Find out more about Natalie Benson

Natalie Benson

Communications Officer

Growth Support

Find out more about Laura Lediard

Laura Lediard

HR Manager

Find out more about Lisa Ritchie

Lisa Ritchie

Finance Manager

Find out more about Philippa Whitelock

Philippa Whitelock

Finance Officer

Find out more about Sanjay Chand

Sanjay Chand

Interim Finance Analyst

Find out more about Josh Tate

Josh Tate

Governance Officer

Find out more about Helen Harper

Helen Harper

Growth Support Team Leader

Find out more about Nasreen Chaudhry

Nasreen Chaudhry

Growth Support Team Leader

Find out more about Keith Mitchell

Keith Mitchell

Finance Transformation Consultant

Find out more about Fiona Tamplin

Fiona Tamplin

Business Change Consultant