LEP Sub Boards

The LCR LEP has created a number of Sub-Boards and Advisory Groups to provide access to the extensive knowledge and expertise across the City Region. The sub-boards are focused on sectors of the economy that have been identified as having growth potential plus Innovation and Enterprise.

Operationally sub-boards within the LEP’s governance structure have oversight of the sector progress and success and are supported by lead Executives employed by Growth Platform.

All Sub Boards are established using the Guidance on formation of LEP Sub Boards.

These groups, made up of leaders from business and the public sector provide strategic insight, intelligence and guidance to the LEP Board and to the LEP Executive in the fulfilment of their strategic activities for the City Region. Their importance and strength is in their detailed technical and specialist expertise, based on practical business experience, providing a wealth of information and intelligence to inform economic strategy and effective delivery.

The membership of sub-boards is open to any interested and suitably experienced individuals from business, higher and further education, any interested party and the public who can provide valuable insight into the sector/focus of the Board.  The formation of sub-boards, their terms of reference and the selection of a Chair are agreed and determined by the LEP Board, acting upon recommendations of the sub-board.

These sub-boards are strategic advisory groups and do not have financial decision making authority nor do they have operating budgets. 

The sector sub- boards are:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Built Environment
  • Clean Growth
  • Digital & Creative
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Visitor Economy


  • Innovation
  • Enterprise

Built Environment Board

The LEP built environment board is providing strategic leadership with leading figures from a wide range of backgrounds and represent many different types of business, including construction, architecture, engineering, social enterprise and property development plus representation from universities and local authorities.

Built Environment Board

Peter Grieve (Chair)

Robertson North West

Liam Kelly (Deputy Chair)

Make CIC & Baltic Triangle Area CIC

Prof Soumyen Bandyopadhyay

School of Architecture - University of Liverpool

Catherine Chilvers

Network Space

Charlie Chu

Walker Sime Limited

Tony Clark

Knowsley MBC

Kim Cooper


James Flannery

Cunard Construction

Jo Hall

Cronton Sixth Form College

Philip Jones

Peel L&P

Sean Keyes

Sutcliffe Engineers & Surveyors

Prof Alexander Lord

University of Liverpool

Ged McNicholl


Adam Morgan

Studio RBA

Susan Patterson

The Manufacturing Technology Centre

Prof Mike Riley

Liverpool John Moores University

Hazel Rounding


Beth Santangeli

Robertson North West

Sophie Sudworth

SP Energy Networks

Pete Swift


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Clean Growth

The LEP clean growth board is providing strategic leadership with leading figures from a wide range of backgrounds and industries.

Clean Growth

Melinda Acutt (Chair)

ICS Consulting

Amanda Lyne (Deputy Chair)


Matthew Allen

Rock Infrastructure & Rock Rail Holdings Ltd

Carl Beer

Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority

Christine Darbyshire

Liverpool City Council

David Hunt

Hyperion Executive Search Ltd

Janine Hyland

Parenting 2000

Myles Kitcher

Peel L&P Environmental Ltd

Mark Knowles

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Mike Muldoon


Simone Peppi

Pilot Group

Jonathan Quinn

Quinnovations Ltd Environmental Innovation Centre

Ian Rippin

Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)

Tom Roberts

Mott MacDonald

Dr. Frank Rourke

INOVYN ChlorVinyls

Tony Seasman

Clean Growth UK & LJMU

Rachel Shorney

SP Energy Network

Neil Spencer

Stobart Energy

Ian Stenton

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Emma Toulson

Ørsted UK

Prof. Karl Whittle

University of Liverpool

Howard Williams

ABB Ltd.

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Digital and Creative

The Digital & Creative Board acts as the dedicated high-level, multi-sector leadership group that drives, promotes, and accelerates the growth, productivity and competitiveness of the sector, both across the Liverpool City Region, and in the wider national and international context.

Digital and Creative

Paul Corcoran (Co-Chair)

Agent Marketing

Lee Omar (Co-Chair)

Red Ninja

Mo Aldalou

Tech Nation

Vanessa Bakewell


Phil Charnock

Draw & Code

Geeth de Mel


Jen Fenner


Amanda Follit


Ruth Hartnoll

Matchstick Creative

Lauren Hogan


Paul Hornby

The Very Group

Liam Kelly

Make CIC

Phil Owen


Lisa Pearson

Arriva North West

Sarah Robb

Digital Catapult

Katherine Robertson

STFC Daresbury Campus

Nicky Speed

Edge Hill University

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Enterprise Advisory Board

A strategic board made up of private sector leaders to gain insight to into the needs, challenges and opportunities of starting, growing and supporting businesses more effectively.

The Chair of the Enterprise Advisory Board represents SMEs on the main LEP Board.

Enterprise Advisory Board

Asif Hamid (Chair)

Contact Company/Liverpool City Region LEP

Bryan Adams

PH Creative

Valerie Allen

General Welding Supplies (NW) Ltd

Mark Basnett

Liverpool City Region LEP

Paula Basnett

Wirral Chamber of Commerce

Peter Cook


Gary Corbett

Oxygen 8

Paul Donaldson


Gaynor Dykes

Grant Thornton

Chris Eccles

The Charge Point

Barry Fawcett

Knowsley MBC

Ian Finch

Mando Group

Jon Gordon


Michael Gould

Richardsons Healthcare Ltd

Denise Harris

SK Events

Helen Heap

Sebohm Hill

Anna Heyes

Active Profile

Andy Kent

Angel Solutions

Tracy Mawson

St Helens Chamber

Gary Millar

Liverpool City Council

David Nicholls


Dave Pichilingi

Liverpool Sound City

Gavin Quinn

Sefton MBC

Pete Radcliffe

Institute of Directors

Mark Rayner

BAC Mono

Rob Tabb

Knowsley MBC

Rob Young


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Health and Life Sciences Board

The Health and Life Sciences Board's aim is to stimulate and support economic growth across the Liverpool City Region Health and Life Sciences Sectors, providing expertise and leadership that will direct and support coordinated action to achieve strategic goals.

Health and Life Sciences Board

Peter Timmins


Mark Basnett

Liverpool City Region LEP

Dr Liz Bishop

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

Simon Bryson


Dave Burrows


Hayley Citrine

The Walton Centre

Seth Crofts

Edge Hill University

Geoff Davison


Lorna Green

The Innovation Agency

Sue Higginson

Wirral Met College

Nigel Hilton


Prof Anthony Hollander

University of Liverpool

Raphaela Kane

Liverpool John Moores University

Kevin Keily

Medilink North of England

Cliff Kirby


Dr Dawn Lawson

Liverpool Health Partners

Clare Morgan

Liverpool University Hospitals

Steve Powell

Rutherford Diagnostics

Bernard Ross

Sky Medical Technology

Richard Ryrie

Elanco Animal Health

Colin Sinclair

Liverpool Knowledge Quarter

Nicola Wilson

Northern Health Science Alliance

Peter Winstanley

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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Innovation Board

The Innovation Board is the Liverpool City Region’s innovation-related strategic advisory, prioritisation and advocacy body.

Innovation Board

Dr. Jon Hague (Chair)


Mark Basnett

Liverpool City Region LEP

Jonathan Brown

Grant Thornton

Caroline Charlesworth

Vitaflo International Ltd

Lorna Green

Innovation Agency

Iain Hennessey

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Dr. Rick Holland

Innovate UK

Prof. Anthony Hollander

University of Liverpool

Alison Kennedy

The Hartree Centre

Dr. Dawn Lawson

Liverpool Health Partners

Prof. David Lalloo

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Amanda Lyne

Burgundy Gold

Tony Reeves

Liverpool City Council

Professor Susan Smith

Science & Technology Facilities Council

Colin Sinclair

The Knowledge Quarter

Jeremy Stevens

Shop Direct

Dr. Peter Waggett


Clemens Wangerin


Prof. Paola Lisbo

Liverpool John Moores University

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Making it Board

The Making It Board sets direction and oversees delivery on advanced manufacturing across the City Region. It brings together businesses, policymakers and delivery partners to ensure the sector is globally competitive.

Making it Board

Madina Barker

CNC Robotics

Paul Blanchard


Peter Carew


Michelle Dow

All About STEM

Dean Fashoni

United Automation

David Hughes


Paul Jones

The Northern Alliance

John McDonald (Chair)

Non Exec Director - Automotive

Dale Milburn

Knowsley MBC

Alan Norbury

Siemens Processes and Drives Division

Prof Mike Riley

Liverpool John Moores University

Alan Seeley

Getrag Ford

June Smith

Make UK

Terry Weston

Jaguar Land Rover

John Wilson

Jaguar Land Rover

Wiebe Van Der Hoek

University of Liverpool

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Professional & Business Services Board

The Professional & Business Services is formed from Professional Liverpool members and others in the City Region business community interested in driving forward a strategy for growth in the sector.

Professional & Business Services Board

Steve Stuart


Ann Marie Atkins


Joanne Anderson


Glenn Bemment


Simon Bolton

Edge Hill University

Graham Bond


Charlie Cai

University of Liverpool

Michelle Charters

Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre

Paul Cherpeau

Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce

Peter Commins

Kier Construction

Sher Galer

Barclays EagleLabs

Tawhid Islam

Islam & Co

Jennifer Lee


Alison Lobb


Ben Miller

DLA Piper

Tim Nichol


Matt Noon

Hill Dickinson

Jan Peters

USP Creative

Philip Rooney

Professional Liverpool

Andrew Ruffler

Professional Liverpool

Mark Sykes


Damian Waters


Jo Whittingham

Liverpool Hope University

Catriona Wolfenden

Weightmans LLP

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Visitor Economy Board

The Visitor Economy Board oversees progress on the delivery of the Destination Management Plan. The board help shape and develop vision and strategy within the visitor economy and monitor the performance in the LCR. They also act as the strategic advisory body for visitor economy across the region and serve as a national and regional interface for LCR VE.

Visitor Economy Board

Bill Addy

Liverpool BID Company

Paul Askew

The Art School Restaurant

Liz Dean


Peter Hampson

British Resorts and Destinations Association

Donna Howitt

Liverpool ONE

Dave Hutchinson

St Helens Rugby Club

John Irving

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Marcus Magee

Hilton Liverpool

Bob Prattey

Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool

Laura Pye (Chair)

National Museums Liverpool

Dickon White

The Jockey Club

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