The CBI has appointed Leon Thompson as its new Assistant Regional Director in Yorkshire & Humber.
Leon joins the CBI from CHEP, where he was a National Account Manager focused on large manufacturing accounts.
Leon said of his appointment: “I am delighted to have been appointed the CBI’s Assistant Regional Director in Yorkshire & Humber.
“I’m looking forward to working with Beckie Hart and the Yorkshire & Humber team. Having lived in Leeds all my life, I am committed to helping the CBI create the right environment in which our regional firms can thrive, and in which our strong business voice can be heard both regionally and nationally.”
Beckie Hart, CBI Yorkshire & Humber Director, said: “These are crucial times for our country and it is especially important that a strong regional business voice is heard at the heart of the debate.
“Having grown up and spent a large part of his career in Yorkshire, Leon will be a real asset to the team and will no doubt be a positive force for good on behalf of the wider Yorkshire business community.”
Prior to joining the CBI, Leon spent 8 years working in several management roles within supply chain, engaging and partnering with regional and national companies.
Leon went to Leeds University, and lives in the city with his wife and two children.