Meet the magnificent seven! New directors appointed for Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership

By Ben Fitzgerald - 23 August 2019

Business
  • Left to Right (top) Carole Kitching, Becky Middleton, Andrew Gudgeon, Mandy Clarke (bottom) Keeran Vetriko, Alison North, Paul Moorby

    Left to Right (top) Carole Kitching, Becky Middleton, Andrew Gudgeon, Mandy Clarke (bottom) Keeran Vetriko, Alison North, Paul Moorby

The Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) has appointed seven new directors from the private sector to the Board to increase its strategic leadership capacity and support the local economy.

The new directors are:

  • Mandy Clarke, Managing Director, Accomplish HR
  • Carole Kitching, Principal and CEO, New College Swindon
  • Becky Middleton, Founder, Middleton Solutions Limited
  • Alison North, International Business Consultant, AN Information Limited
  • Andrew Gudgeon, Head of Operational Risk Oversight, Nationwide Building Society
  • Paul Moorby, Managing Director, Chipside Ltd
  • Keeran Vetriko, Managing Director, JERES Management Consulting

The new board directors have been appointed for a membership period of three years. The SWLEP board membership is voluntary; with claimable expenses. This fresh round of board recruitment is for a membership period of three years. Successful candidates will need to make a commitment to dedicate approximately two working days per month to cover regular Board meetings and working groups. 

The new members were officially appointed at a meeting of the SWLEP board on 24th July and take up their roles on the Board with immediate effect.

The board also welcomes councillor Philip Whitehead, Leader of Wiltshire Council, who has replaced councillor Baroness Scott of Bybrook.

John Mortimer, Chair of the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “I was delighted with the number of high quality applications we received from our Board Director recruitment campaign. This is a reflection of how well our Local Enterprise Partnership is engaged with our business community and the reputation we have through delivering our innovative projects and programmes across our region. Our new Board Directors, with their expertise and backgrounds, will provide creative ideas, skills and energy to play their part in our work including approving our Local Industrial Strategy.”

Click here for information about the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership Board. To view the agendas, minutes and papers from the SWLEP Board meetings, visit the Document library of the SWLEP website, www.swlep.co.uk/documents.

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