City Region LEP names final new board member

Philippa Sanderson

The Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, which covers large parts of Derbyshire, has named Philippa Sanderson as its final new private sector board member in the latest recruitment round.

Philippa is the Head of South Yorkshire region for KPMG. She trained as a chartered accountant and later qualified as a chartered tax adviser. She has over 20 years’ experience of proven business and leadership skills, which she will use to help the LEP drive forward economic growth for the whole city region.

Since its creation in 2010 the Local Enterprise Partnership, which invests in infrastructure, transport, skills and business growth projects, has been central to growth in the region’s economy.

Philippa joins the other five new board members who were announced last month. The new members include:

  • Peter Kennan, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser and Chair of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce & Industry Transport Forum
  • Tan Khan, Monaghans
  • Julia Muir, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gaia Innovation Ltd and Founder UK Automotive 30% Club
  • Lucy Nickson, Chief Executive Officer – One Health Group
  • Ged Shields, former Vice President for Corporate Planning and Development at Sherwin-Williams and Chair of the Barnsley Economic Partnership

Alison Kinna, Senior Vice President, SCM at Outokumpu also joins the Board as a co-opted member.

Philippa said: “The LEP board has a key role to play in supporting job creation and regional growth.  South Yorkshire has a lot to be proud of both locally and on a national and international stage and I hope to use my experience to build on the success that the LEP has already achieved, to help the region realise its economic potential.”

Sir Nigel Knowles, who steps down from the chair of the LEP later this year, said: “I would like to welcome Philippa to the LEP board. It is important that we have strong private sector representation on the board, so they can work alongside our public-sector representatives and continue to ensure that the LEP is successful at growing the region’s economy.”