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SEEDA welcomes four appointments to its Board

30 November 2009

Four new appointments have been made to the SEEDA Board. The announcement was made today by Rosie Winterton, Minister for Regional Economic Development and Coordination.

Joining the SEEDA Board from 14 December 2009 for three years will be Councillor Keith House, Councillor Andrew Finney, Richard Ascough and Professor Julian M Crampton.


Board member Keith House - large Board member Andrew Finney - large Board member Richard Ascough - large Board member Julian Crampton - large
Councillor Keith House

Councillor Andrew Finney

Richard Ascough Professor Julian M Crampton


Rob Douglas CBE, SEEDA Chair, said: "I am delighted to welcome four new Members to the SEEDA Board who will enrich and strengthen our collective understanding of the South East region to drive up global competitiveness and share economic prosperity. With their wide ranging experience and deep local knowledge they will help SEEDA and its partners to assist businesses improve productivity and to create new skills and employment opportunities to make a difference for businesses, for individuals and for the economy.

"I would also like to thank the retiring Board Members, Cllr Peter Jones, Sue John, Phil Wood and Professor Sir Bill Wakeham, for their excellent contributions to SEEDA and the region. We will miss them all and I am sure the South East will benefit from their support for many years to come."

Pam Alexander, SEEDA Chief Executive, said: "I warmly welcome our four new Board Members. SEEDA has a vital role in supporting the economic development of the region, helping to drive it, and the rest of the UK, out of recession and back into prosperity. The breadth of skills and experience, particularly of local government and of the labour market, which these four individuals will bring to this task will be invaluable. I look forward to working with and supporting them and the rest of our Board."

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Tel: 01483 501307

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