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As the governing body of the HEY LEP, our Board assesses the economy and develops our strategy, setting priorities and making decisions that drive the growth of the Hull and East Yorkshire economy.


The HEY LEP Board is chaired by James Newman OBE and has 12 members.

James Newman OBE
Stephen Parnaby OBECouncillor Michael RossCouncillor Jonathan OwenCatherine BishopDafydd WilliamsDavid HallDr Diana TaylorGill Alton OBEJayne AdamsonMadge MooreProfessor Susan Lea


The LEP Board has appointed three Board members to act as ambassadors to champion different areas of work:

  • Madge Moore – Rural Champion
  • David Hall – SME Champion
  • Catherine Bishop – Equality and Diversity Champion