Sub-board chairs appointed to lead on key aspects of Hull and East Yorkshire LEP’s priority areas

Four members of the HEY LEP Board are set to steer the newly-formed sub-boards of the LEP, focusing on different aspects of the Hull and East Yorkshire economy.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 10:50 am
James Newman, Chair of the HEY LEP Board.
James Newman, Chair of the HEY LEP Board.

The appointments were agreed at the latest HEY LEP Board meeting, with Deputy LEP Chair and Business Development Director at Wren Kitchens, Stephen Parnaby, appointed as Chair of the Infrastructure Board and HEY LEP Board member and University of Hull’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Susan Lea, as Chair of the Innovation and Transformation Board.

In addition, Jayne Adamson, LEP Board member and People Director at Humber Coast and Vale Partnership, is to chair the Employment and Skills Board and Gill Alton, LEP Board member and CEO of the TEC Partnership, is to lead the Business Support Board.

The ESB will focus on reducing the skills gaps in the region, delivering the recommendations of the Local Skills Report by creating the foundations for the growth of new jobs in the region, in addition to ensuring that young people receive high quality careers advice.

The Business Support Board’s role is to ensure that businesses can receive and access advice, finance and other support to sustain and develop their organisations to flourish, whatever their size and sector.

The Infrastructure Board will look at future investment opportunities for the region as well as have a focus on transport and placed-based property developments and bring together government agencies, where required, to expedite these developments.

Currently, the LEP is recruiting for members for these sub-Boards. Applying for a place on one of the LEP’S sub-boards is an opportunity for anyone with valuable lived experience in such sectors as digital, SME and social enterprise within the region’s business community to help shape the economic direction of Hull and East Yorkshire.

James Newman, Chair of the HEY LEP Board, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint four excellent chairs of our new sub-boards. Each of them brings with them significant leadership experience and knowledge of the region.

“Every sub-board will play an important role in supporting the LEP Board in its various activities of developing and implementing the economic strategy for the region and monitoring progress on the strategy and other programmes being delivered by the LEP on behalf of the Government and Local Authorities.”

Please visit for more information about the sub-board recruitment.