Cranfield University’s Professor Chris Fogwill has been appointed as a Non-Executive Private Sector Board Director of SEMLEP.

Professor Fogwill, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of School for Water, Energy and the Environment, is one of four new board members who will help SEMLEP drive sustainable economic growth in the region.

The Local Enterprise Partnership is a public private partnership that helps to deliver the Government’s plans for sustainable economic growth locally and is tailored to the needs of the local area.

Professor Fogwill brings a wealth of experience in sustainability solutions, low carbon energy and education. As a leader in climate science and applied low carbon energy solutions, he has contributed to major programmes aiming to reduce CO2 emissions.

He said: “It is an honour to join the SEMLEP board, and I am excited to bring a new voice to the team in service of the region. I hope I can help SEMLEP realise its ambition to build skills, drive growth and achieve net zero during my term.

“Our partnerships with local organisations and businesses are essential to our mission of driving innovation and solving real-world problems. By working together, we can make a meaningful impact in the region and beyond.” 

Other new board members include Andrea Wilson, a Director of Hone-All Precision, Anna Clarke, Director of Employer Engagement and Partnerships at Milton Keynes College Group, and Rachel Mcgrath, Chief Executive Officer of the Northamptonshire Community Foundation.

New members were officially endorsed at the SEMLEP Annual General Meeting in December 2022.

For more information, and to view all SEMLEP’s Board Members, please visit the SEMLEP website.