Chair - Accenture
Mark Bretton is a managing director at leading global professional services company Accenture. He joined the Board as Business Representative and Chair Designate in 2016 and took over from John Gourd when his five-year tenure as Chair came to an end in June 2016.
Mark is Chair of the LEP Board and Enterprise Zone Programme Board.
Click here to see Mark Bretton's Register of Interests form.
Deputy Chair - Weldability Sif
Adrian is the Chairman of Weldability Sif based in Letchworth Garden City. He is the Chairman and Co-Founder of biz4Biz, an organisation established to support business owners and like-minded business people in and around Hertfordshire.
Adrian is Deputy Chair of the LEP Board and is also Chair of the Skills and Employment Programme Board.
Click here to see Adrian Hawkins' Register of Interests form.
Watford Community Housing Trust
Tina Barnard is Chief Executive of Watford Community Housing Trust, the first Community Gateway association in the south. Tina joined Hertfordshire LEP Board in 2016 as the Commercial Not for Profit Representative.
Tina chairs the Strategic Infrastructure Programme Board.
Click here to see Tina Barnard's Register of Interests.
Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden
Dan’s career is rooted in the film industry where he started in production and then moved into special effects. Having been based in Leavesden for some 20 years, Dan has played an active role in the community. Dan is Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.
Dan Dark is also Co-Chair of the Visit Herts Partnership Group.
Click here to see Dan Dark's Register of Interests.
John Gourd is the Site Planning and Services Director at Johnson Matthey in Royston. He is also a director of the Royston First Business Improvement District Company. John has been a Board member of the LEP since its inception and took over the Chairmanship in July 2011 before stepping down in June 2016. John remains on the LEP Board as Business Representative.
Click here to see John Gourd's Register of Interests.
Zoe Hancock, Principal of Oaklands College since March 2011, joined the Board in 2017 as a representative of Higher Education.
Zoe sits on the Skills and Employment Board and Programme Management Committee.
Click here to see Zoe Hancock's Register of Interests.
East Herts District Council
Linda joined the LEP Board in September 2015 as the District Council Representative for the A10/M11 Growth Area. Cllr Haysey took over as Leader of East Herts District Council in May 2015.
Click here to see Linda Haysey's Register of Interests.
Cheeky Munkey Ltd
Graham is the founder and major shareholder of Cheeky Munkey Limited, an IT support company based in St Albans. Most recently Graham has also taken the role of Chair of the Economic Sustainability Partnership for St Albans and is the Vice Chair at Oaklands College.
Graham is SME representative on the main LEP Board, Chairs the Enterprise and Innovation Board and is a member of the Business Forum.
Click here to see Graham Lane's Register of Interests.
University of Hertfordshire
Professor McKellar has been the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Hertfordshire since 1 January 2011.
Click here to see Quintin McKellar's Register of Interests.
UPP Projects Ltd
Andrew Percival is Managing Director of UPP Projects Ltd (part of University Partnerships Programme) where he is responsible for the origination of high quality, affordable, student accommodation, academic infrastructure and support services.
Click here to see Andrew Percival's Register of Interests.
Airbus Defence and Space
Andy Stroomer has over 30 years’ experience in the space industry working for Airbus Defence and Space (formerly Astrium) in both satellites and related service businesses. He joined the LEP Board as Business Representative in 2016.
Click here to see Andy Stroomer's Register of Interests.
Stevenage Borough Council
Cllr Sharon Taylor is leader of Stevenage Borough Council, a position she has held since 2006. She is Deputy Chair of the Local Government Association and is Deputy Leader of the Local Government Association Labour Group (since 2008). Cllr Taylor is District Council Representative for the A1(M) Growth Area on the LEP Board.
Click here to see Sharon Taylor's Register of Interests.
Hertfordshire County Council
Cllr David Williams was elected to Hertfordshire County Council in 2013 and elected Leader of the Council on 21 November 2017. David is the Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Education & Skills and sits on the Enterprise, Education & Skills Cabinet Panel (Chairman), and the Pensions Committee (Vice-Chairman).
David represents the County Council on the LEP Board and sits on the Programme Management Committee Board.
Click here to see David Williams' Register of Interests.
Amberside Advisors Ltd.
Neil Rutledge is Head of Advisory and Business Development at Amberside Advisors Ltd. (formerly Clubfinance Project Finance Ltd.)
Neil is part of the LEP's Envoy Programme and chairs the Programme Management Committee (PMC) board which monitors financial spend. Neil is also a Business Representative on the LEP Board.
Click here to see Neil Rutledge's Register of Interests.
Hertsmere Borough Council
Cllr Morris Bright has been the Leader of Hertsmere Borough Council for 10 years, having first been elected as a Conservative councillor in 1999. He is also an elected member of Hertfordshire County Council, recently appointed the Deputy Cabinet member for Resources, Property and the Economy.
Cllr Bright is the Vice-Chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA) Safer Communities Board, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Elstree Studios and a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Click here to see Morris Bright's Register of Interests.
The LEP Board comprises 15 elected members: the Chair, six business representatives, two SME representatives, two from the fields of higher and further education, one not-for-profit representative and four local authority representatives.
The Board is set at a maximum of 15 members to enable a strong team ethic, fully inclusive debate, and a capacity for rapid decisions.
All members of LEP groups have a set term of office and are unremunerated as they give their time on a voluntary basis. Our Assurance Framework sets out our Board’s decision making process and governance arrangements.