New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership has announced Johnathan Reynolds, Director of energy and innovation consultancy group Nautilus Associates, as its newest board member.
Johnathan has been a director at Lowestoft-based Nautilus Associates since 2010, leading a professional team working with start-ups and social enterprises to multinational firms and government bodies across all areas of clean growth, technology commercialisation and strategy development.
Johnathan is also the Business Development lead for OrbisEnergy, the region’s flagship innovation hub for offshore renewable energy, managed by Nwes. Since opening, the hub has helped to create a world-leading offshore wind cluster on the East coast, creating more than 1,100 new jobs and enabling more than £7bn of investment in major projects, buildings, and businesses.
Prior to joining the Nautilus team, Johnathan held senior positions at the East of England Development Agency and the East of England Energy Group.
Johnathan is currently a member of New Anglia LEP’s Innovation Board leading on the energy sector; and previously chaired the implementation of the LEP’s Green Economy Pathfinder programme – recognised as a national exemplar in driving sustainable economic growth and stimulating low carbon innovation.
Doug Field, Chairman of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “I am delighted to welcome Johnathan to the board. In his roles with the Science and Innovation board and Green Economy Pathfinder Johnathan demonstrated the hard work, drive and talent which will make him a valued addition to the LEP.
“Energy is one of the key sectors in the Norfolk and Suffolk Economic Strategy and provides huge opportunities for future growth and expansion. Johnathan’s expertise will be invaluable as we work to deliver the Strategy in the coming months and years.”
Johnathan Reynolds said: “Being selected to join the LEP board is huge honour and I look forward to sharing my expertise and working with board members, the executive team and our business community in driving the continued growth of the region’s economy.
“New Anglia played a leading role in developing and shaping the UK’s green economy through its Pathfinder Programme. I look forward to building on that success and championing the major opportunities that energy and low carbon technology sectors offer businesses and organisations across Norfolk and Suffolk.”