Trio of new directors at LLEP

LLEP directors Glynis Wright, Jo Tallack and Gosia Khrais

Three new directors have been welcomed onto the board of the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) during an in-person AGM at City Hall.

The trio were officially announced during the annual general meeting in Leicester on Wednesday evening (September 28).

They will be among 19 LLEP directors tasked with making decisions relating to the delivery of the objectives and outcomes set out in the Economic Growth Strategy.

The new directors, who take up their roles after a public recruitment exercise during the summer, are:

  • Gosia Khrais, commercial and marketing director, Charnwood Campus

  • Jo Tallack, senior general manager, Highcross Leicester

  • Glynis Wright MBE, partner, Nelsons Solicitors

The LLEP board comprises 16 directors. They are ambassadors for Leicester and Leicestershire at local, national and international level. The roles are unpaid and last for a minimum term of three years.

Elsewhere in the meeting, LLEP co-chair Anil Majithia offered thanks to the two directors who stepped down from the Board over the last 12 months.

Former LLEP chair Kevin Harris, Leicester managing partner for RSM UK, and Jaspal Singh Minas, who served as President of the Leicestershire Asian Business Association (LABA) and led the formation of the National Asian Business Association, were each recognised for their work over the last eight years.

Majithia, said: “We thank Kevin and Jaspal for their commitment and leadership since 2014 and also welcome Gosia, Jo and Glynis to the LLEP Board.

“Each is a well-known and respected local leader with a deep knowledge of their sector and of regional and national networks.

“We know that they will contribute a great deal to the LLEP and look forward to them getting started.”

Seven existing directors were reappointed to serve further three-years terms on the Board. They are:

  • Andy Reed OBE, founder, Saje Impact

  • Anil Majithia, chair, Regional Advisory Board East Midlands, Canal and River Trust

  • Emma Anderson, director, Freeths LLP

  • Dr Nik Kotecha DL OBE, chairman, Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd

  • Neil McGhee, chief executive, Sempervox Ltd

  • Chas Bishop, chief executive, National Space Centre

  • Verity Hancock, principal, Leicester College

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