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 17 members, 15 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 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 Directors, Observers and Advisers below.  Each Board member has a link to a short biography, their individual register of interests and how you can contact them.

New Board Directors

At the Board Meeting on 24 July 2019, an additional seven Board Directors all from the private sector, joined SWLEP Ltd.  These new additions mean that the SWLEP Board now comprises 29% female Directors.  

Board Members

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John Mortimer

Chairman & SME Representative,

See Biography

David Renard

Leader, Swindon Borough Council
See Biography

Peter Wragg

Chairman, Visit Wiltshire Ltd,
SWLEP Deputy Chair

See Biography
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Alison North


See Biography
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Mandy Clarke


See Biography

Amanda Burnside

Principal, Wiltshire College 
SWLEP Equality & Diversity representative

See Biography
Philip Whitehead

Philip Whitehead

Wiltshire Council

See Biography

Andrew Dawes

South West Commander 
See Biography
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Paul Moorby OBE

Managing Director,
Chipside Limited

See Biography

Mark Smith


See Biography

Alex Reed

Finance Director, Catalent Pharma

See Biography
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Paddy Bradley

Director, SWLEP Responsible for implementing Board decisions

See Biography
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Carole Kitching

New College Swindon

See Biography

Doug Gale

Director Strategic, QinetiQ plc
See Biography
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Andrew Gudgeon OBE

Nationwide Building Society

See Biography
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Keeran Vetriko

Managing Director, JERES

See Biography
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Becky Middleton

CEO, Middleton Solutions

See Biography


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Pauline Church

Councillor, Wiltshire Council
See Biography

Oliver Donachie

Councillor, Swindon Borough Council
See Biography



George Gill

CEO, GG Media Resources Ltd

See Biography

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

Corporate Director, Wiltshire Council
See Biography

Shahina Johnson

CEO, Create Studios
See Biography

About Us:


The SWLEP team

Meet our people
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How we deliver economic growth in Swindon & Wiltshire