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Our Teams


Our Teams

We have a dedicated, skilled team that strive to keep Cheshire and Warrington firmly on the map.

Our teams work across distinct areas of the business from strategy, visitor economy, business support, skills and infrastructure and transport. These teams work closely together to achieve the sub-region’s ambition to be the healthiest, most sustainable, most inclusive and fastest-growing economy.

LEP team

Philip Cox

Chief Executive

Philip’s role is to lead the LEP towards its vision to make Cheshire and Warrington the healthiest, most sustainable, inclusive and growing economy in the UK.

Ian Brooks

Finance and Commercial Director

Ian is responsible for financial stewardship and maintaining high standards of governance of the LEP.

Alison Harkness

Executive PA to Chief Executive, Chair and Board

Alison is responsible for providing a professional support service to the Chief Executive, Chair of Cheshire and Warrington LEP and the LEP Board.

Melissa Crellin

Strategy and Public Affairs Director

Melissa is responsible for the ongoing development and delivery of the Economic Strategy for Cheshire and Warrington.

Andy Devaney

Director of Business Innovation

Andy is responsible for leading the Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub and inward investment priorities of the LEP.

Pat Jackson

Director of Skills and Education

Pat is responsible for developing a strategic approach to skills and education in Cheshire and Warrington.

Roy Newton

Transport and Investment Director

Roy is responsible for the work programme to maintain and update the Transport Strategy and action plans.

John Adlen

Growth Director

John is responsible for driving economic growth, investment and innovation across Cheshire and Warrington.

Rebecca Luck

Programme Manager

Rebecca is responsible for the management of the LEP's capital programmes.

Jocelyn Milne

Finance Manager

Jocelyn is responsible for the day to day finance within the Local Enterprise Partnership.

Kerry Hall

Net Zero and Economic Programme Manager

Kerry oversees net zero activity in Cheshire and Warrington. Working with the public and private sector to identify, develop and implement energy projects.

Kirstin McCallum

HR Advisor and Office Manager

Kirstin is responsible for HR and Office Management across the LEP and Marketing Cheshire.

Sarah Williams

Digital Skills Partnership Coordinator

Sarah is seconded from Cheshire College South & West and is responsible for developing the delivery of Cheshire and Warrington’s Digital Skills Partnership.

Sammi Jones

Project Coordinator - Skills Bootcamps

Stephen Jones

Accounts Assistant

Steve works with Jocelyn helping to manage the day-to-day finance within the Local Enterprise Partnership and Marketing Cheshire.

David Levene

Director, The NP11

David leads the executive team of the NP11, the business-led voice for the North of England.

Marketing Cheshire Team

Sharon Pond

Executive Assistant

Sharon is responsible for providing a professional support service to Marketing Cheshire's MD and the Marketing Cheshire board.

Ashley Shacklady

Head of Sales

Ashley is responsible for managing key associations and stakeholders across Cheshire and leading on partner communications,

Fiona Bebbington

Head of Corporate Events

Fiona is responsible for the management, co-ordination and delivery of corporate events for the LEP and Marketing Cheshire. Fiona also manages marketing for business visits and events and travel trade.

Leanne Eaton

Sales & Partnership Manager

Leanne is responsible for advertising sales including digital and print, and also partner relations.

Liam Hartzenberg

Brand Manager

Liam is responsible for leading on brand and creative with a focus on developing the Cheshire and Warrington place brand. Additionally the delivery of creative asets and campaign creative with a range of suppliers and stakeholders for both Marketing Cheshire and the LEP.

Phillippa Meachin

Digital Marketing Manager

Phillippa is responsible for leading the digital marketing activity for Marketing Cheshire and the LEP.

Tom Holmes

Marketing Executive

Tom is responsible for shaping marketing campaigns and materials for Marketing Cheshire and the LEP, specialising in content creation including copywriting, design, and digital delivery.

Anna Williams

Freelance Marketing Consultant

Anna is currently working with us on our Campaigns and managing our consumer-facing social media channels.

Chester Visitor Information Centre


Chester Visitor Information Centre (VIC) team is located in the magnificent Victorian Town Hall, in the heart of the city.