Northwest Regional Development Agency Non-Executive Directors to continue Board serve

July 26th, 2010

NWDAMark Prisk, Minister for Business, today announced continued terms of appointment to the Board of NWDA.

Cllr Anthony McDermot MBE, Cllr Susan Williams, Prof. John Brooks, Peter Allen MBE, Joe Dwek CBE and Cllr John Merry CBE will serve from the 14 December 2010 until the RDA closes. The Minister also announced continued terms from July 2011 until NWDAs closure to Peter Hensman.

Mark Prisk said:

“As we move toward a new framework for our regional economies, it is important that the development agencies are equipped with the leadership to ensure the transition period is a smooth one.

“The skills and experience of these board members will be a valuable asset during this time and I hope they will continue to work with us to ensure an efficient evolutionary process.”

Robert Hough, NWDA Chairman, said:

“The extensive knowledge and experience of the NWDA Board has been invaluable throughout the economic downturn, so I’m very pleased to welcome these reappointments.

“Our Board members’ understanding of the Northwest economy will be hugely beneficial in continuing to support economic recovery and help to assist Government’s objectives for the future of economic development.”

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