Chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership Board

Lucy Winskell is Chair of the North East LEP Board, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Employability & Partnerships) at Northumbria University and member of the NTCA Cabinet.

She has been a member of the Executive team at Northumbria University since 2010, having made the transition into higher education following a 28-year career as a litigation lawyer.

Lucy’s non-executive career has been focused on economic growth and regeneration within the North East.

Her regional roles have included Board Member of the North East Regional Investment Fund and North East Access to Finance (both supporting SME growth); non-executive Director of Government Office North East; Chair of the North East Industrial Development Board; Board Member of ING; Vice Chair of BE Group and a Member of CBI Regional Council.

Lucy was Chair of the Board of the North East England Chamber of Commerce (NEECC) for six years.

She has also been a strong advocate for the region at a national level. As a member of Arts and Humanities Research Council she highlighted the importance of the cultural and creative sector in a regional economy, and as Vice Chair of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) she has ensured a regional voice forms part of BCC’s lobbying and policy work.

Well-regarded regionally, Lucy has chaired the judging panel for the Journal’s North East Business Executive of the Year Awards for the last five years, steering the panel to celebrate leadership in emerging new sectors. She has appeared in the Journal’s ‘Most Influential’ every year since its inception.

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