The Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has today announced the final private sector board member appointed in the latest round of recruitment.
Philippa Sanderson is the Head of South Yorkshire region for KPMG. She trained as a chartered accountant and later qualified as a chartered tax adviser. She has over 20 years’ experience of proven business and leadership skills, which she will use to help the LEP drive forward economic growth for the whole city region.
Since its creation in 2010 the Local Enterprise Partnership, which invests in infrastructure, transport, skills and business growth projects, has been central to growth in the region’s economy.
Philippa joins the other five new board members who were announced last month. The new members include:
- Peter Kennan, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser and Chair of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce & Industry Transport Forum
- Tan Khan, Monaghans
- Julia Muir, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gaia Innovation Ltd and Founder UK Automotive 30% Club
- Lucy Nickson, Chief Executive Officer – One Health Group
- Ged Shields, former Vice President for Corporate Planning and Development at Sherwin-Williams and Chair of the Barnsley Economic Partnership
Alison Kinna, Senior Vice President, SCM at Outokumpu also joins the Board as a co-opted member.
Philippa said: “The LEP board has a key role to play in supporting job creation and regional growth. South Yorkshire has a lot to be proud of both locally and on a national and international stage and I hope to use my experience to build on the success that the LEP has already achieved, to help the region realise its economic potential.”
Sir Nigel Knowles, chair of the Local Enterprise said: “I would like to welcome Philippa to the LEP board. It is important that we have strong private sector representation on the board, so they can work alongside our public-sector representatives and continue to ensure that the LEP is successful at growing the region’s economy.”
The current private sector board members all bring different strengths to the board and have been for their expertise and diverse backgrounds. They include:
- Sir Nigel Knowles – LEP Chair
- Nigel Brewster – Vice LEP Chair and the Board’s nominated Small Business and Diversity Lead
- Laura Bennett – Specialist in Entrepreneurship and the digital economy
- Sir Keith Burnett – Vice Chancellor at the University of Sheffield
- Alexa Greaves – AAG IT managed services company
- Neil MacDonald – Former Master Cutler who holds a range of non-executive directorships
- Owen Michaelson – Chief Executive, Harworth Group
- Richard Stubbs – Chief Executive, Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network
- Simon Carr – Managing Director, Henry Boot Construction
- Professor Chris Husbands, Vice Chancellor at Sheffield Hallam University
- Chris Scholey – Chair of Sheffield City Region Trade and Investment Board