Board Members

Tom Westley DL Chairman Westley Group, LEP Board Chair, Enterprise Zone Board Lead
Dr Chris Handy OBE Chief Executive, Accord Group LEP Board Deputy Chair and Social Enterprise, Housing and Low Carbon Board Lead
Councillor Mike Bird (Conservative) Leader of Walsall Council Walsall Council
Councillor Ian Brookfield (Labour) Leader of Wolverhampton Council City of Wolverhampton Council
Paul Brown Director of Government Services, Ernst & Young Access to Finance Board Lead
Councillor Yvonne Davies (Labour) Leader of Sandwell Council Sandwell Council
Kevin Davis CEO Vine Trust Group Chair of the Ladder Apprenticeship Foundation
Rachel Eade MBE Director RED Ltd
Cherry Elliot Partner and Head of Property Higgs & Sons Solicitors
Simon Eastwood Partner - Eastwood Consult Planning Board Lead
Lindsey Flynn Chief Executive, WELL Associates Ltd Commonwealth Games Board Lead and Small Business Champion
Councillor Patrick Harley (Conservative) Leader of Dudley Council Dudley Council
Ninder Johal DL Managing Director, Nachural Corporate Communications Communications & Marketing Board Lead & Diversity Champion
Professor Geoff Layer Vice-Chancellor, University of Wolverhampton Education Board Lead (HE)
Professor Nazira Karodia Prof of Science Education. Dean of Faculty of Science & Engineering - University of Wolverhampton Chair BC LEP Employment and Skills (People) Theme Advisory Board
Jatinder Sharma OBE Principal & Chief Executive, Walsall College Education Board Lead (FE)
Amanda Tomlinson Chief Executive Black Country Housing Group
Deborah Williams Chair Active Black Country