People & Appointments

Economic Partnership appoints seven new directors

Written by Peter Davison.

Top: Carole Kitching, Becky Middleton, Andrew Gudgeon, Mandy Clarke Bottom: Keeran Vetriko, Alison North, Paul MoorbySwindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership has appointed seven new directors from the private sector to its board to increase its strategic leadership capacity and support its activities in growing 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 Board has also welcomed councillor Philip Whitehead, leader of Wiltshire Council, who has replaced councillor Baroness Scott of Bybrook.

John Mortimer, chairman 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.”