LLEP Board Appointment

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Chief Executive of Morningside Pharmaceuticals, in the board room.

The Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) has revealed its new three-year board setup.

We’re delighted to announce that Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd’s Chief Executive, Dr Nik Kotecha, has been invited to join the board and will serve in the post until May 2020.

The LLEP has also re-appointed four board members to serve a second three year term: Andrew Cliffe, Managing Director, East Midlands Airport, Jaspal Singh Minhas, Managing Director, Electrical Design & MFG Co Ltd, Sharon Redrobe, CEO, Twycross Zoo and Kevin Harris, Vice-Chair of the LLEP.

Commenting on his new role as a LLEP Board member, Dr Kotecha, said: “Morningside Pharmaceuticals has been successfully growing for over 25 years. We are dedicated to delivering first-class medicines that can make a significant difference to the lives of patients globally. Our products are delivered to UK hospitals and pharmacies twice daily.”

“I’m thrilled to join the LLEP Board and looking forward to helping drive economic growth for Leicester and Leicestershire, by addressing the key strategic issues that will support business growth and investment; and create sustainable employment opportunities.”

The LLEP is one of 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the country, led by the business community to spearhead local economic development.

The board is made up of a Chair and seven private sector members: the City Mayor, Leader of the County Council, two District Council Leaders, Vice-Chancellor of one of the three universities and a Principal of one of the further education colleges

Nick Pulley, Chair of the LLEP, added: “I’d like to personally welcome Nik to the LLEP Board. Nik will bring a wealth of business experience as well as extensive knowledge and expertise in the life sciences sector.”

The LLEP Board play an important role by shaping the strategy for growth, making key investment decisions and acting as ambassadors for Leicester and Leicestershire at a local, national and international level.

To find out more about the LLEP Board, go to www.llep.org.uk

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