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 Members of the SWLEP Board

Our Board has 14 members, 10 from the private sector and 4 from key public sector organisations including the Leaders of Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council whose administrative areas make up the geographic area of the SWLEP.

Board Members do not receive any payment for being a member 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 members below, along with the Board's Observers and Advisers. Each Board member has a link to a short biography, their individual register of interests and how you can contact them.

Board Members

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John Mortimer

Chairman & SME Representative,
SWLEP

See Biography
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Doug Gale

Director Strategic, QinetiQ plc
See Biography
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Mark Smith

CEO, WRc
See Biography
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Peter Wragg

Chairman, Visit Wiltshire Ltd
See Biography
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Adam Schallamach

Vice Chair,
SWLEP

See Biography
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David Renard

Leader, Swindon Borough Council
See Biography
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Jane Scott

Leader, Wiltshire Council
See Biography
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Andrew Dawes

Standing member & Commander
See Biography
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Shahina Johnson MBE

CEO, Create Studios Digital Media
See Biography
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Amanda Burnside

Principal,
Wiltshire College

See Biography
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Alex Reed

Finance Director, Catalent Pharma
See Biography
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Jonathan Webber

CEO, Callen-Lenz Associates Ltd
See Biography
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George Gill

CEO, GG Media Resources Ltd
See Biography

Observers

Pauline Church

Pauline Church

Councillor, Wiltshire Council
See Biography
Oliver-Donachie

Oliver Donachie

Councillor, Swindon Borough Council
See Biography

Advisers

Tim Martienssen

Tim Martienssen

Director of Economic Development, Wiltshire Council

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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Paddy Bradley

Director, SWLEP

Responsible for implementing the
decisions of the Board

See Biography
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