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Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Commission

Building a better future together post-Covid.

Cheshire and Warrington Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Commission


In November 2020 the LEP, working with the subregional Leaders’ Board, set up a Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Commission to act as a catalyst for the new subregional vision to build a better future together post-Covid and to respond to the pressing challenges of climate change. Reporting to the Sub-regional Leaders Board and working closely with locally based bodies, the Commission draws evidence from a wide range of sources and via focused sub-groups which engage closely with subject-matter experts and runs for two years in four phases of six months each: collate; plan; engage; and action. 

The Commission is jointly chaired by Cllr Sam Corcoran, Leader of Cheshire East Council, and Robert Davies, Managing Director of EA Technology. It enjoys the active participation of three further elected members, eight leading private sector and civil society figures and six officers, in addition to co-opting individuals onto thematic subgroups. The work is divided into the following themes:  

  • Net Zero Roadmap
  • Inclusive Economy
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Sustainable Land Use

Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Commission Briefing Pack and Terms of Reference

SIGC Briefing Pack And TOR

DATE ADDED: 10/22/2021 8:11:39 PM

The Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Commission Members

Clare Hayward MBE, DL

Chair, Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, Growth Director,Cirrus

Clare is a successful business woman and entrepreneur focused on leadership and strategic engagement.

Cllr Sam Corcoran

Joint Chair. Leader, Cheshire East Council.

Sam Corcoran has been the Leader of Cheshire East Council since May 2019.

Robert Davis

Joint Chair. CEO, EA Technology

Robert is the Chair and CEO of EA Technology.

Professor Chantal Davies

Professor of Law, Equality and Diversity/Director Forum for Research into Equality and Diversity, University of Chester

After graduating with a Law degree from Oxford University, Chantal Davies qualified as a solicitor with Eversheds in Cardiff specialising in Employment, Human Rights and Discrimination Law.

Mark Howden

Chief Executive, Peaks and Plains Housing Trust

Mark joined Peaks & Plains Housing Trust in May 2019 as Director of Place and was appointed Chief Executive in July 2020 following a period as Interim CEO.

Adrian Curry

Managing Director, Encirc

After entering the container glass industry as a project engineer Adrian has enjoyed more than 20 transformational years in the food and beverage sector.

Rachel Shorney

Stakeholder and Community Engagement Officer, Scottish Power Energy Networks

Rachel is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the electricity distribution industry, having worked for BICC Power Cables and then Manweb, now SP Energy Networks, since before privatisation in 1990.

James Hall, MRICS

Estates Manager, Cholmondeley Estates

As a Chartered Surveyor, James has practiced in Cheshire and the North West for 30 years after graduating from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. is on increasing biomass and sequestering carbon.

Helena Anderson

Founder and COO, Ikigai Capital

Helena founded Ikigai, a Net Zero investment consultancy, accelerator and developer, in December 2017 after two years at the UK Department for International Trade, where she was head of energy capital investment.

Annette McDonald

Deputy Managing Director, Tatton Estates

Annette is Deputy Managing Director of Tatton Estates. Previous to that she spent nine years with Reaseheath College as Head of Commercial and Project Development.

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