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LEP Executive

Get to know the team.

The LEP Board, its Board Directors and Sub-groups are supported by the LEP Executive.

The LEP Executive was formed in May 2011 to support the LEP Board in the development and delivery of the LEP’s agenda, including its Strategy for Growth and Strategic Economic Plan. The Executive also provides day-to-day operational management of the LEP and is hosted by Birmingham City Council as the LEP’s Accountable Body.

LEP Executive staff are shown below. All staff have agreed to operate in accordance with Birmingham City Council’s staff code of conduct. Roger Mendonça’s Register of Interests is shown on his page.

Team Members

Paul Edwards

Head of Strategy

Tom Fletcher

Interim Head of Delivery

Katie Judge

Executive Manager - Business & Innovation

Nick Glover

Executive Manager - Place

Maria Lopez

Employment & Skills Manager

Ian McLaughlan

Growth Hub Manager

Joel Blake

Executive Officer - Growing Business

Katie Fulcher

Executive Officer - Key Sectors

David Furmage

Executive Officer - Creative, Digital & Cultural

Peter Jenion

Policy Officer

Ben Kirsch

IPO, West Midlands Business Support Policy Advisor

Christian Sayer

Policy Officer (Employment & Skills)

Wendy Edwards

Project Champion

Theodora Tsang

Project Support Officer

Rehana Watkinson

PMO Manager

Philippa Whitelock

Growth Support Officer

Lada Zimina

Project Support Officer

Nasreen Chaudhry

Growth Support Team Leader

Helen Harper

Growth Support Team Leader