The LEP Board
The Marches LEP has adopted a streamlined structure which provides clarity and speedy governance, whilst embracing a wide degree of expert opinion and knowledge.
Led by Chairman Dr Geoffrey Davies OBE, the board includes the Leaders of the three local authorities of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford Wrekin as well as the chairmen of the three associated area Business Boards. Also on the board is a Higher Education Champion and co-opted Business Champions.
Sector specific support and expertise is vital to the success of the work of the Marches LEP and Auxiliary Advisory Groups have been set up to feed into the LEP's strategies for economic development. The LEP board and the partnership's work is supported by an Executive Secretariat, led by an Executive Co-ordinating Officer.
Also working on behalf of the Marches LEP Board is a subsidiary board for the management of the Enterprise Zone in Herefordshire.