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 Sophie Drake

Sophie Drake

GBSLEP Board Young People Champion; Account Director, Story Comms

Find out more about Christine Oates

Christine Oates

Tax Partner, Deloitte

Find out more about Michael Steventon

Michael Steventon

Non-Executive Director

Find out more about Ian Tandy

Ian Tandy

Managing Director for Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC UK

Local Authority Representatives

Find out more about Cllr Ian Ward

Cllr Ian Ward

Leader, Birmingham City Council

Find out more about Cllr George Allen

Cllr George Allen

Deputy Leader, East Staffordshire Borough Council

Find out more about Cllr Ian Courts

Cllr Ian Courts

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

Find out more about Cllr Olivia Lyons

Cllr Olivia Lyons

Leader, Cannock Chase District Council

Find out more about Cllr Matt Dormer

Cllr Matt Dormer

Leader, Redditch Borough Council

Find out more about Cllr Jeremy Oates

Cllr Jeremy Oates

Leader, Tamworth Borough Council

Find out more about Cllr Iain Eadie

Cllr Iain Eadie

Deputy Leader, Lichfield District Council

Education Representatives

Find out more about Dawn Ward CBE

Dawn Ward CBE

Further Education Representative Chief Executive and Principal of Burton and South Derbyshire College

Find out more about Professor Philip Plowden

Professor Philip Plowden

Vice-Chancellor of Birmingham City University