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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 & Warrington and has lead responsibility for public affairs and sustainability.

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.

Lara Smith

Programme Manager

Lara is responsible for management and support of a variety of LEP funded programmes. This includes the Skills Bootcamps as well as legacy funds such as the Getting Building Fund.

Jocelyn Milne

Finance Manager

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

Kirstin McCallum

HR Advisor and Office Manager

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

Fiona Exley

Quality & Operations Manager – Skills Bootcamps

Fiona manages the current Skills Bootcamps ensuring a quality delivery.

Michael Wolffe

Net Zero Programme Manager

Stephen Jones

Accounts Assistant

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

Anna Parker

Net Zero & Economic Programme Officer

Anna supports the LEP and North West Net Zero Hub, providing strategic and project support for the Economic and Net Zero strategies across the sub-region.

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

Cristian Marcucci

Managing Director

Cristian leads the team at Marketing Cheshire.

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,

Liam Hartzenberg

Head of Marketing

Liam is responsible for leading on brand and creative with a focus on developing the Cheshire and Warrington place brand.

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.

Jon Robinson

Creative and Content Lead

Jon is responsible for all our design projects and digital content creation.

Leanne Eaton

Sales & Partnership Manager

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

Phillippa (Pip) Meachin

Digital Marketing Manager

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

Wami Cracknell

Marketing Intern

Wami is a third year International Tourism Management student at the University of Chester.

Anna Williams

Freelance Marketing Consultant

Anna manages 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.