The Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), is pleased to announce local business leader, Paul Walker MBE as its new Chair.
Paul takes over from Mark Stansfeld, who was chair of the Worcestershire LEP for over half a decade.
With the LEP’s 20-year economic plan for Worcestershire launched, Paul joins the Worcestershire LEP to help deliver on the shared vision for the county, bringing local authority, private sector, and the education sector together.
Paul has been a prominent figure in the Worcestershire community for over 20 years.
In 1993 he joined Malvern Instruments, a company which designs and manufactures scientific instrumentation, where he was Managing Director until he retired in 2017. Paul was awarded an MBE for services to the industry in 2012 and has held numerous board roles, most notably being Chair of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce for five years.
Alongside his role as Worcestershire LEP chair, he is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Malvern Hills Science Park and Vice Chair of the King’s School, Worcester.
Paul Walker MBE, Chair of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “I am delighted to be joining the Worcestershire LEP board to help lead the delivery of the 20-year strategy for the county. This is an exciting time for Worcestershire, with partners across the county coming together to ensure that we can continue to develop Worcestershire as a connected, creative, and dynamic economy for all.
“I look forward to working with the rest of the board, the Worcestershire LEP executive team and our local, regional and national partners in due course.”
Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “I would like to extend a warm welcome to Paul as he joins the Worcestershire LEP and helps us to continue delivering for the county. Worcestershire has a long term strategy for growth and Paul will play a crucial role in bringing our partners and stakeholders together to help us deliver this strategy for the county.”
To find out more information on the Worcestershire LEP and its board, please visit the website on the link below.