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Marketing Leeds unveils new board


By The Drum Team | Editorial

March 28, 2012 | 2 min read

Marketing Leeds has appointed nine non-executive directors as it broadens its role to focus on attracting inward investment and tourism.

The new board, which you can see in full below, includes representatives from the academia, legal, banking and social enterprise sectors as well as Leeds City Council.

Andy Clarke, chair of Marketing Leeds and CEO of Asda, said: "Today’s appointments signify a real step change for Marketing Leeds.

"The Board recognises the importance of putting Leeds on the map and they will play a pivotal role in guiding the strategy of the broader Marketing Leeds as it expands with a wider, integrated remit to attract jobs, investment and visitors to the city.

"The Board’s leadership, expertise and experience will be critical in ensuring the city capitalises on what it does best and I am looking forward to working with them.”

New additions to the Marketing Leeds board

Nigel Foster, President Leeds, York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and Director of Arup

Professor Susan Price, Vice Chancellor, Leeds Metropolitan University

Professor John Fisher, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Leeds

Sarah Dunwell, Chief Executive Officer, The Create Foundation

Alastair Da Costa, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Middle East and Emerging Markets, DLA Piper

Wayne Bowser, Business Development Director, HSBC

James Rogers, Assistant Chief Executive (Customer Access and Performance), Leeds City Council.

Councillor Andrew Carter, Leader of the Conservative Group, Leeds City Council

Councillor Richard Lewis, Executive Member for Development and the Economy, Leeds City Council


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