Humber LEP bolsters board with two new business leaders

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Two new members have been appointed to the board of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Kristen Bolton, Marketing Director at Willerby, and Sallyann Garrard-Hughes, Head of Regional Operations at the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, have joined the organisation after the board began advertising for the roles in October.

“These two accomplished business leaders bring a multitude of skills and experience to the board and we know that they will use this to make a valuable contribution to the future development of the Humber economy,” said LEP Chair Lord Chris Haskins.

Kirsten Bolton is a skilled board level Marketing Director with 20 years of experience across multiple sectors, including education, skills, SME business development and manufacturing Sector.

She was recently placed in the Financial Times Top 100 most influential women in Engineering list (UK & Europe).

“We have generations of families working for us and have a strong future ahead,” she said. “My hope is to transfer some that passion to enable growth opportunities and develop the region further to make it strong and stable, yet still ambitious.”

Sallyann Garrard-Hughes already has good knowledge of the work of the Humber LEP and the work of the LEP Board; she has been involved on a number of working groups including Humber Energy Skills Campus.

“As someone who is passionate about the region and its people I am delighted to become a member of the Humber LEP board,” she said. “I look forward to being part of the opportunities for the UK’s Energy Estuary and its low carbon future.”