New Chair and Chief Executive at WOE LEP

Stephen Robertson

Stephen Robertson

Stephen Robertson has been appointed as the new Chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) following ratification at the recent LEP Board meeting.

Stephen brings with him a wealth of diverse experience following his role as Chair of Business West and a non-executive director on the boards of Hargreaves Lansdown plc, Clipper Logistics plc and the Timpson Group.

Stephen Robertson comments: “I am delighted to take the role of Chair of the West of England LEP and look forward to working alongside the four authorities, universities and local business to ensure we continue to deliver economic growth and jobs for the region.

“I have spent the last month finding out more about the work of the LEP and have been impressed by the important and far reaching work it carries out in order to ensure that the West of England is known far and wide as the home of innovation, knowledge and quality of life.”

Stephen takes over the role from Colin Skellett.

Robert Sinclair, who has acted as interim Chair of the LEP since Colin stepped down, said “I am delighted that Stephen has agreed to take on this incredibly important role in driving the economy of this thriving region at this very important and interesting time.

“I have every confidence that he will continue to successfully build on the strong reputation we have as the home of innovation, knowledge and quality of life.”

At the same meeting it was confirmed that as from 1st July, Dr Patricia Greer will take the role of West of England LEP interim Chief Executive.

The Board joined Robert Sinclair saying, “We’d like to put on record our warm thanks to Barbara for her leadership and commitment to the LEP, and wish her well with her future plans.”