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Our Board

Our business-led Board is responsible for setting the overall strategic vision and priorities for economic development in the county.

Adrian Hawkins OBE
Adrian Hawkins OBE
  • Chair, Hertfordshire Futures; Chair, Stevenage Development Board
Neil Rutledge
Neil Rutledge
  • Amberside Advisors
  • Deputy Chair - Hertfordshire Futures; Chair - Assessment Panel; Chair - Herts IQ Board
Ceri Humphrey
Ceri Humphrey
  • EDF Energy
  • Chair - Audit & Scrutiny Committee
Chris Hulatt
Chris Hulatt
  • Octopus Group
David Conway
David Conway
  • Pinewood Group
  • Chair - Film and TV Industry Panel
Donna Schultz
Donna Schultz
  • Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce
Emma Cameron VWV
Emma Cameron
  • VWV
Gill Worgan, Principal and Chief Executive, WHC Group
Gill Worgan
  • West Herts College
Jeremy Newmark 2023
Cllr Jeremy Newmark
  • Hertsmere Borough Council
Dr Mairi Watson 2023
Dr Mairi Watson
  • University of Hertfordshire
Peter Taylor
Mayor Peter Taylor
  • Watford Borough Council
Richard Henry
Cllr Richard Henry
  • Stevenage Borough Council
Richard Roberts
Cllr Richard Roberts
  • Hertfordshire County Council
Richard Whitehead
Richard Whitehead
  • Diversity Champion
Sally Ann Forsyth
Dr Sally Ann Forsyth OBE
  • Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst
Steve Woodcock B3living
Steve Woodcock
  • B3Living

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Executive Team

Learn about the role of our Board and sub-Boards and our governance principles.

Programme Boards
Register of Interests

View the full list of LEP Board and sub-Board members and their Register of Interests.

Register of Interests
Our Board
Executive team

Meet our Executive Team who manage the day-to-day running of the LEP.

Our team


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. Our Assurance Framework sets out our Board’s decision making process and governance arrangements. To learn more, visit our Governance page.
Our Business board members are recruited through an open and transparent recruitment process. All Business board members have a set term of office of three years with the option to be elected for a second term of office, also up to three years. Further Education representatives are elected on rotation and Local Authority representatives are elected by the Herts Leaders Group - both have a fixed term of two years. Hertfordshire County Council and Higher Education have a permanent place on the Hertfordshire LEP Board. Each of our board members abide by the LEP Code of Conduct which includes the seven principles of public life, and are unremunerated.
In line with our Code of Conduct, board members and senior staff who act in an advisory capacity to the LEP Board and sub-Boards are required to declare their interests. These are available to view on our Register of Interests page. Board members and senior staff are required to declare whether they have any conflicts of interests at the start of each meeting. If a conflict arises at a meeting, the non-conflicted members will assess the nature of the conflict, assess the risk or threat to decision-making, decide whether the conflict is non-trivial and decide what steps to take to avoid or manage the conflict. The conflicted member/employee will not take part in the discussion or decision, and will not be counted when determining whether the board meeting is quorate. Any conflicts of interests will be recorded in the meeting minutes. Visit our Video & Documents page to view Board Papers and our Conflicts of Interest policy.
To view board papers, please visit our Video & Documents page. As per our Assurance Framework, papers for the LEP Board, Chairs’ Panel, Programme Management Committee, Programme Boards and Enterprise Zone Partnership Board are published to the following timescales: Board papers are published and sent out to members five clear working days before the meeting takes place. Draft minutes of board meetings are published ten clear working days of the meeting taking place, before being approved by the relevant board at the following meeting. The final minutes of board meetings are published within ten clear working days of being approved. In addition, all board agendas have a standing item for Declarations of Interest. Any Declarations of Interest made at the meeting and action undertaken from that declaration will be recorded in the minutes of the board meeting.