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
  • Digital & Creative
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Low Carbon
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Superport
  • Visitor Economy


  • Innovation
  • Enterprise

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

Mark Basnett

Liverpool City Region LEP

Kathryn Chase

Shop Direct

Amanda Follit

TH_NK Live

Geeth de Mel


Paul Hornby


Liam Kelly

Make Liverpool/ Baltic Triangle

Timothy Nichol

Liverpool John Moores University

Sarah Robb

Digital Catapult

Katherine Robertson

STFC Daresbury Campus

Cathy Skelly

Invest Liverpool

Chelsea Slater

Liverpool Girl Geeks Ltd.

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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

Matt Biagetti

Invest Liverpool

Dr Liz Bishop

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

Simon Bryson


Dave Burrows


Hayley Citrine

The Walton Centre

Seth Crofts

Edge Hill University

Geoff Davison


Lorna Green

Innovation Agency

Sue Higginson

Wirral Met College

Prof Anthony Hollander

University of Liverpool

Kevin Keily

Medilink North of England

Cliff Kirby


Dr Dawn Lawson

Liverpool Health Partners

Steve Powell

Rutherford Diagnostics

Andrew Rose

Liverpool City Region LEP

Bernard Ross

Sky Medical Technology

Richard Ryrie

Elanco Animal Health

Colin Sinclair

Liverpool Knowledge Quarter

John Whaling

Liverpool City Region LEP

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

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

Dr. Liz Mear

Innovation Agency

Tony Reeves

Liverpool City Council

Professor Susan Smith

Science & Technology Facilities Council

Mr Colin Sinclair

The Knowledge Quarter

Jeremy Stevens

Shop Direct

Dr. Peter Waggett


Clemens Wangerin


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Low Carbon Economy Board

The Low Carbon Economy Board works together to drive economic growth in the Low Carbon sector across Liverpool City Region

Low Carbon Economy Board

Amanda Lyne (Chair)


Garry Banks


Carl Beer

Merseyside Waste and Recycling Authority

Carole Carroll


Brent Cheshire

Mersey Tidal Commission

Christine Darbyshire

Liverpool City Council

Howard Farrall


Philip Ford


Anthony Hatton

Peel Energy

David Hunt


Alan Jemmett

Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service

Mark Knowles

Liverpool City Region LEP

Rachel Shorney

Scottish Power plc

Darren Walsh

DLA Piper

Jim Yates

Halton MBC

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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


Dr Phil Carroll

LPW Technology

Dr Rebecca Chandy

Liverpool Hope University

Michelle Dow

All About STEM

Joel Durkin


Rowan Egan

Northern Automotive Alliance

Michael Hulme


Sarah Irons

English Provender

John McDonald

Non Exec Director - Automotive

Graeme McLaren

United Automation

Dale Milburn

Knowsley MBC

Alan Norbury

Siemens Processes and Drives Division

Michael Norris

STFC Sci Tech Daresbury

Simon Reid

Liverpool City Region LEP

Alan Seeley

Getrag Ford

Scott Tolson


Simon Willocks

Astra Zeneca

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


Garry Banks


Glenn Bemment


Charlie Cai

University of Liverpool

Peter Commins

Kier Construction

David Connor


Richard Cook


Angela Hesketh

Jackson Lees

Anna Heyes

Active Profile

Jennifer Lee


Ben Miller

DLA Piper

John Moffat

Capital & Centric

Andrew Moss


Ruth Riley

REM Consulting

Jonathan Studholme

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Leigh Tarleton

Beaufort Financial Planning

Simon Walker

Quilter Cheviot

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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

Lynn Ben-Yousef

Darkstar Laser Tag

Liz Chandler


Stephen Connolly

Liverpool ONE

John Irving

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Claire McColgan

Culture Liverpool

Edward Perry

Knowsley Hall

Bob Prattey

Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool

Stephen Roberts

Crowne Plaza, Liverpool

Laura Pye (Chair)

National Museums Liverpool

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