Who We Are

Discover Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership and get to know the people behind the organisation.

The SWLEP is the Local Enterprise Partnership for Swindon and Wiltshire, established by Central Government in July 2011 as a private sector led partnership between local businesses, Swindon Borough Council, Wiltshire Council, the military and the education sector. We are a highly competitive economy ranked 12th out of the 38 LEPs in England. By 2026, we want Swindon and Wiltshire to be renowned for innovation, entrepreneurialism and great quality of life.

Meet the Directors of the SWLEP Board 

Our Board has 15 Directors, 13 from the private sector and two from the public sector, the Leaders of Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council whose administrative areas make up the geographic area of the SWLEP, together with a cohort of Advisors and Observers to the Board.

Board Directors do not receive any payment for being a Director of the Board although they can claim expenses associated with their role.  The Chair of the SWLEP is entitled to receive an allowance of £10,000 per annum.  This payment is intended to recognise the time commitment involved in delivering the role set out in our Governance Framework.

You can meet all our Board Directors, Observers and Advisers below.  Each Board Director has a link to a short biography, their individual register of interests and how you can contact them.

New Board Chair

At the Board Meeting on 25 March 2020, John Mortimer stepped down as SWLEP Chair and Paul Moorby was appointed to the role.  Paul takes up his position with effect from 1 April 2020. 

In line with the current Government guidelines, the SWLEP Board now comprises 33% female Directors.  

Board Members

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Paul Moorby OBE

SWLEP Chair

See Biography
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David Renard

Leader, Swindon Borough Council
See Biography
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Peter Wragg

Chairman, Visit Wiltshire Ltd,
SWLEP Deputy Chair

See Biography
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Alison North

Director, SME Representative

See Biography
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Mandy Clarke

Director

See Biography
Philip Whitehead

Philip Whitehead

Leader,
Wiltshire Council

See Biography
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Mark Smith

CEO, WRc

See Biography
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Alex Reed

Finance Director, Catalent Pharma

See Biography
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Amanda Burnside

Principal, Wiltshire College 
SWLEP Equality & Diversity representative

See Biography
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Paddy Bradley

Director, SWLEP Responsible for implementing Board decisions

See Biography
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Carole Kitching

Principal,
New College Swindon

See Biography
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Doug Gale MBE

Director Strategic, QinetiQ plc
See Biography
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Andrew Gudgeon OBE

Zurich Insurance Group

See Biography
Keeran Vetriko Mono

Keeran Vetriko

Managing Director, JERES

See Biography
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Becky Middleton

CEO, Middleton Solutions

See Biography

Observers

Pauline Church

Pauline Church

Councillor, Wiltshire Council
See Biography
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Gary Sumner

Councillor, Swindon Borough Council
See Biography

Advisers

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George Gill

CEO, GG Media Resources Ltd

See Biography
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Adam Schallamach

Board Adviser

See Biography
Philippa Venables

Philippa Venables

Head of Strategic Growth and Place, Swindon Borough Council
See Biography
Susie Kemp

Susie Kemp

Chief Executive, Swindon Borough Council
See Biography
Alistair-Cunningham

Alistair Cunningham

Corporate Director, Wiltshire Council
See Biography
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Shahina Johnson

CEO, Create Studios
See Biography

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