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LEP Board Representatives

Prof. Steve West (Chair)  

Prof. Steve West (Chair)

Professor Steve West took up the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England Bristol in 2008 at the age of 46.

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Cllr Tim Warren  

Cllr Tim Warren

Tim Warren was first elected to Bath and North East Somerset Council in 2003 to represent Mendip ward which he continues to serve. Mr Warren served as Deputy Leader of the Conservative group and shadow cabinet member for transport from 2011 -2013.

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Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol  

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol

Born and brought up in Bristol, living in St Paul’s, Lawrence Weston and Easton, Marvin graduated from Swansea and Eastern University (USA).

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Cllr Nigel Ashton  

Cllr Nigel Ashton

Cllr Ashton was educated locally at Clifton College and then the London College of Business Studies. He then went on to work for the British Printing Corporation, Dalgety and the Imperial Group. After working in London and the USA, he moved to North Somerset in 1986.

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Cllr Toby Savage  

Cllr Toby Savage

Toby was born and brought up in South Gloucestershire.

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Tim Bowles, West of England Mayor  

Tim Bowles, West of England Mayor

On the 4th May 2017 Tim was elected as the first West of England Regional Mayor for the newly formed Combined Authority.

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Andrew Hodgson  

Andrew Hodgson

Andrew is Office Senior Partner for KPMG in Bristol, leading a team of 450 colleagues working across the West of England.

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Christopher Grier  

Christopher Grier

Christopher Grier was appointed Head of Filton Plant for Airbus in May 2016, with primary responsibilities of the A400M Wing assembly and equipping.

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David Brown OBE  

David Brown OBE

David joined The Bristol Port Company in October 2008 as the Operations Director and was appointed as its Chief Executive Officer in 2016.

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David Pester  

David Pester

David is managing partner at Bristol headquartered law firm TLT, a position he has held for over 15 years.

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Dick Penny  

Dick Penny

Dick is Chief Executive of Watershed, Bristol’s international film culture and digital creativity centre.

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Prof. Hugh Brady  

Prof. Hugh Brady

Hugh became Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol in September 2015.

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James Durie  

James Durie

James is a qualified chartered surveyor and spent 10 years in private practice in London, Hong Kong and Bristol prior to moving to a wider business career in 1999.

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Jon Reynolds  

Jon Reynolds

Jon is the Chief Executive of GDS Digital based in Queen Square Bristol, which is part of a wider organisation called GDS Group.

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Katharine Finn  

Katharine Finn

Katharine is the Regional Leader of the West and Wales practice and the Bristol Office Senior Partner at PWC.

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Martino Burgess  

Martino Burgess

Since 1999, Marti has practised as a lawyer advising SMEs on corporate and commercial law.

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Mohammed Saddiq  

Mohammed Saddiq

Mohammed is an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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Neil Douglas  

Neil Douglas

Neil has lived and worked in North Somerset for most of his life.

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About us

About us

LEPs are driving economic growth across an economic area. They provide a means for local authorities to work together with business in order to quicken the economic recovery.
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Enterprise Zone & Areas

Enterprise Zone & Areas

There are a number of exciting projects being developed in the West of England
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