Board Members

Stewart Towe CBE DL Executive Group Chairman, Hadley Group LEP Board Chair
Councillor Mike Bird (Conservative) Leader of Walsall Council Walsall Council
Paul Brown Director of Government Services, Ernst & Young Access to Finance Board Lead
Andy Cox Managing Director, Cox & Plant International Trade, FDI and Champion for the Growth Hub Board Lead
Jackie Dunne (Advisory Member) Chair BC LEP Employment and Skills (People) Theme Advisory Board
Simon Eastwood Managing Director Carillion Developments, Carillion Plc Planning Board Lead
Councillor Steve Eling (Labour) Leader of Sandwell Council Sandwell Council
Lindsey Flynn Chief Executive, WELL Associates Ltd Commonwealth Games Board Lead
Dr Chris Handy OBE Chief Executive, Accord Group Acting LEP Board Chair. Social Enterprise, Housing and Low Carbon Board Lead
Ninder Johal DL Managing Director, Nachural Corporate Communications Communications & Marketing Board Lead
Councillor Roger Lawrence (Labour) Leader of Wolverhampton Council City of Wolverhampton Council
Professor Geoff Layer Vice-Chancellor, University of Wolverhampton Education Board Lead (HE)
Jatinder Sharma OBE Principal & Chief Executive, Walsall College Education Board Lead (FE)
Tom Westley DL Chairman, Westley Group Enterprise Zone Board Lead
Deborah Williams (Advisory Member) Chair Active Black Country
Councillor Qadar Zada Leader of Dudley Council Dudley Council