ESIF Programme Governance

Our ESIF programme is governed by a committee, consisting of business partners, representatives from the voluntary and public sectors.

The committee is made up of the following members:

Local Authorities Leicester City Council Sir Peter Soulsby City Mayor
Leicestershire County Council Cllr Nick Rushton Leader
District Councils Christine Marshall Strategic Director Melton Borough Council
Business Partners Business Representative Nick Pulley Regional Director, Santander
Business Representative Arnab Dutt  CEO Texane Ltd
LLEP Business Board Keith Willdig
Voluntary & Community Sector Voluntary & Community Sector Simon Jenner Voluntary Action Leicestershire Executive Manager – Infrastructure
Equalities & Non-Discrimination Equalities Beverley Toone
Environment LLEP Place Board Christine Fisher CEO NWL District Council
Environment Reference Group Professor Paul Fleming Director of Sustainable Development
Trade Union & employer rep. Leicester & Leicestershire District TUC Mark Mizzen Member of the LLDTUC
Higher Education Local Universities Kathryn Walsh Director of Enterprise Operations, Loughborough University
Education, Skills & Development LLEP People Board John Morgans Chief Operating Officer – North Warwickshire Higher Education College
Rural Leicestershire Rural Partnership Cllr Pam Posnett Chair Leicestershire Rural Partnership
Rural Representative Andrew Granger  Business owner
LEP LLEP Corin Crane (Chair) LLEP Director
DBIS D-BIS Emma Austen Assistant Director D-BIS
DCLG D-CLG John Fuller (Deputy Chair) ERDF Team Leader
DEFRA DEFRA Roger Allonby Regional Director – DEFRA
DWP DWP Local Jay Kara Senior Programme Manager
L-ESIF Support DCLG Support Parvin Ali ERDF Contract Officer
L-ESIF Support LLEP Support Mary-Louise Harrison LLEP ESIF Co-ordinator