Anne-Marie Mountifield

Solent LEP Executive Director

Register of Interest

Anne-Marie Mountifield's Register of Interest can be found here.

Biography

Anne-Marie Mountifield has been the Chief Executive and Board Director at the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for the last 7 years.

A member of the Institute of Directors, and the National Maritime UK Council she is also a 'Women in Maritime' ambassador.

Before taking up the role as Chief Executive at Solent LEP, Anne-Marie held senior executive leadership posts for more than 20 years in further education, the Civil Service (Department of Business Innovation and Skills) and local government.

An inspirational leader, Anne-Marie clearly conveys the vision for the Solent LEP and leads on the development of the strategy for the area and the roll out of the Solent £1bn Capital & Infrastructure programme.

SJ Hunt (Chair)

Solent LEP Business Director

Register of Interest

SJ Hunt's Register of Interest can be found here.

Biography

SJ is CEO and Company Secretary of Parity Trust, a mortgage finance company that specialises in niche tenures for those that cannot access mainstream lending. Prior to that SJ ran her own consultancy business for ten years, following a successful career in Investment Banking. SJ is chair of Governors at Redwood Park School, a director of Solent Academies Trust, as well as a trustee of the D-Day Story and the Partnership Foundation. 

As well as being Deputy Chair for the LEP Board and Chair of the Finance, Funding and Performance Management Group, SJ is also Chair of the Solent Business Task Force.

James Fitzgerald

Corporate Finance Specialist, Portsmouth City Council (Accountable Body to Solent LEP)

Register of Interest

James Fitzgerald's Register of Interest Return can be found here.

Biography

James is the nominated Value for Money Officer and lead for Risk Management at Portsmouth City Council in their role as accountable body to the Solent LEP.

David Youngs

Solent LEP Business Director

Register of Interest

David Youngs Register of Interest can be found here.

LEP Roles

Business Director*

Sector

Private sector representative

Biography

David Youngs is the co-founder and Business Development Director of LiveLink Technology, based in Havant. David and his brother Geoffrey started the company in their parents’ garden shed on the Hampshire/West Sussex border and have steadily grown operations through recent years to over 100 staff across the UK, USA and India.

David has significant expertise in some of the disruptive technologies now transforming the global economy and the Solent. He is actively involved in several R&D projects including Computer Imaging, Aerospace and Artificial Intelligence. He has mentored a number of small companies, and also leads a new charitable program in West Sussex to support both start-ups and young people with employment, accommodation and mentoring as they start their adult working life.

David’s interests include Aviation, Sailing and Music – and most importantly his wife Philippa and their three young children.

 

*Independent Non-Executive Director as outlined in the Corporate Governance Code 2018

Nick Loader

Solent LEP Business Director

Register of Interest 

Nick Loader's Register of Interest can be found here. 

LEP Roles

Business Director*

FFPMG Member 

Sector

Private sector representative

Biography

Nick is the Chief Operating Officer for DP World’s UK businesses.

Nick graduated from the University of Bath in Economics and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant and later qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser.

His first role in commerce was with McCarthy & Stone, builders of sheltered housing, but since then he has worked in the shipping and ports sector in various roles including for P&O Ferries Portsmouth and Carnival UK.

Nick joined DP World in 2005 as Finance Director in Southampton and in April 2016 he was appointed CEO of DP World Southampton

In 2018 the UK businesses of DP World at London Gateway and Southampton were brought together under a UK structure. Nick is now COO of DP World UK responsible for operations, engineering, safety and IT.

Outside of work Nick plays squash and golf and enjoys walking.

 

*Independent Non-Executive Director as outlines in the Corporate Governance Code 2018

Cllr Graham Burgess

Solent LEP Local Authority Director

Register of Interest 

Cllr Graham Burgess Register of Interest can be found here. 

LEP Roles

Solent LEP Local Authority Director

Biography

Graham moved to Lee on the Solent whilst serving in the Royal Navy as a Weapons Engineer serving on Trafalgar class submarines. After leaving the service, he returned as a Sonar Trials Officer before taking over as Head of the Ship Maintenance Data Centre in Portsmouth Dockyard.

He was elected as a Lee on the Solent Councillor in 1998 and is presently Leader of Gosport Borough Council.

He is also a Hampshire County Councillor for the Lee Division which covers Lee on the Solent and Grange. Graham was also the first person living in Lee on the Solent to be Chairman of Hampshire County Council in 2017-2018.

Lee on the Solent is a special place both to him and his family, as it is to most residents of Lee. Everyone seems to take an interest in the community and trying to improve it.

Graham Barnetson

Solent LEP Business Director

Register of Interest 

Graham's Register of Interest can be found here. 

LEP Roles

Business Director 

Biography 

Graham, a Chartered Management Accountant, has over seventeen years’ experience in the retail, hospitality and logistics sectors and has held senior leadership positions in SMEs and multi-billion turnover businesses in these industries. He is also a member of the Leadership Team of the Southampton Chamber of Commerce.

A resident of Cowes on the Isle of Wight, Graham is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute and an Associate of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

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