Published: 7th Dec 2020

The Institute of Economic Development (IED) has announced four leading figures have joined its board of directors. They include the chief executive of the LEP Network, Mark Livesey, who has been co-opted on to the board of directors. Under Mr Livesey, the LEP Network champions the impact and value of LEPs in building local economic growth and prosperity across the country. He is also a former senior civil servant at the Department for Communities and Local Government, where he headed up the High Streets, Town Centres and Coastal team, ran the Housing and Planning Minister’s Private Office and led the national review of Business Improvement Districts amongst his roles over 17 years. Gemma Davies, director of economy and housing at Cheshire West and Chester Council, has been appointed to the IED board of directors. ‘One area of focus, and where I can bring fresh ideas, is inclusive growth,’ said Ms … (To read the full article, subscribe below)