Our Team

The New Anglia LEP team is responsible for the day to day running of the Local Enterprise Partnership. This includes supporting the New Anglia board, delivering its strategy, liaising with Government, identifying activities to support jobs growth, securing funding and engaging with the business community.

The Registers of Interests for our Leadership Team can be found beneath their biographies below.

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Chris Starkie

Chief Executive

Chris is responsible for the day to day running and development of the Local Enterprise Partnership. Working closely with the Board, Chris guides the strategic direction of the LEP, ensuring it retains its focus on creating jobs and removing the barriers to economic growth. Chris enables New Anglia businesses to have a voice at the highest possible level, by representing them at Westminster and liaising with key influencers on the topics that are important for our region.

To see Chris' Register of Interests, click here.

Email: chris.starkie@newanglia.co.uk Tel: 01603 510070

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Helen Wilton

PA to Chief Executive

Helen is the first point of contact for all general enquiries to New Anglia, ensuring that callers are directed to the most appropriate member of the team. She is also responsible for supporting the chief executive with his day to day work; enabling him to focus on his strategic role supporting Norfolk and Suffolk businesses. Helen also provides secretariat for the LEP board of directors.

Email: helen.wilton@newanglia.co.uk Tel: 01603 510070

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Rosanne Wijnberg

Chief Operating Officer

Working in conjunction with the Chief Executive and the Board, Rosanne provides the LEP's operational leadership. She oversees the day-to-day running of the LEP across two offices in Norwich and Ipswich, ensuring employees are engaged and motivated to perform at their peak, as well as taking a lead in managing projects funded by the LEP.

To see Rosanne's Register of Interests, click here.

Email: rosanne.wijnberg@newanglia.co.uk Tel: 07392 090591

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Charley Purves

Office and HR Manager

Charley leads on Human Resources for the LEP, providing support to the team and managers, administration and advise to the Leadership Team. She is also responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the office, including IT and health and safety, as well as supporting the COO with project work.

Email: charlotte.purves@newanglia.co.uk Tel: 01603 510071

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Melanie Richardson

Business Performance & Compliance Manager

Melanie supports the Chief Operating Officer in the design and delivery of a business framework. This includes optimising operational processes, managing and reporting performance and driving key transformation initiatives. She is also responsible for monitoring compliance with the Government’s Assurance Framework for LEPs.

Email: Melanie.richardson@newanglia.co.uk Tel: 07384 254812

Leadership team

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Lisa Roberts

Head of Strategy

As Head of Strategy and deputy to Chris, Lisa manages the LEP team responsible for development and implementation of the Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk, EU Structural and Investment Fund and engagement with stakeholders locally and nationally.

To see Lisa's Register of Interests, click here.

Email: lisa.roberts@newanglia.co.uk Mobile: 07584 082651

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Chris Daspher

Head of Programmes

Chris manages the LEP team responsible for the commissioning and delivery of projects which support the goals and ambitions of the LEP. Projects and programmes include the Growing Places Fund and the Growing Business Fund and business support activity including the New Anglia Growth Hub. The role incorporates the development of future projects, assessing demand and identifying suitable funding sources to take projects and programmes forward.

To see Chris' Register of Interests, click here.

Email: chris.dashper@newanglia.co.uk Mobile: 07788 259141

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Julian Munson

Head of Enterprise Zones and Innovation

Julian leads the team responsible for the Enterprise Zones across Norfolk and Suffolk, ensuring a proactive and effective Enterprise Zone strategy. He is also responsible for working with the Innovation Board to further develop the innovation strategy. Julian is also responsible for the inward investment strategy to ensure the counties are promoted successfully both nationally and internationally.

To see Julian's Register of Interests, click here.

Email: julian.munson@newanglia.co.uk Tel: 01603 510072 Mobile: 07392 087166

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Hayley Mace

Head of Communication & Engagement

Hayley’s role is to develop, plan and implement New Anglia LEP’s internal and external communications strategy, including PR and marketing, the LEP website, events and relationships with local and national stakeholders.

To see Hayley's Register of Interests, click here.

Email: Hayley.mace@newanglia.co.uk Tel: 01603 510076

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Keith Spanton

Financial Controller

Keith is responsible for the overall financial management and compliance of the LEP. As Financial Controller, Keith manages the LEP’s annual budget, growth deal profiling and oversees the finances of the ERDF programme. He also produces the annual statutory accounts. Keith manages the relationship with the LEP’s accountable body and reports on the LEP’s capital programme funds.

To see Keith's Register of Interests, click here.

Email keith.spanton@newanglia.co.uk Tel: 01603 510082

Lisa Roberts
Head of Strategy
lisa.roberts@newanglia.co.uk
As Head of Strategy and deputy to Chris, Lisa manages the LEP team responsible for development and implementation of the Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk, EU Structural and Investment Fund and engagement with stakeholders locally and nationally.

To see Lisa's Register of Interests, click here.

Marie Finbow
Strategy Manager
Marie.finbow@newanglia.co.uk 07788 280214
Marie’s role is to work with partners on implementation of the Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk and in developing and implementing the local Industrial Strategy. She is also responsible for managing the LEP’s Operational Plan and the Strategic Risk Register. Marie also supports the Great Eastern Mainline Task Force.

Ellen Goodwin
Infrastructure Manager
Ellen.goodwin@newanglia.co.uk 07384 258662
Ellen is responsible for developing and implementing the LEP’s infrastructure strategies and plans around housing, transport, digital, utilities and flood defences. She oversees and supports the work of the LEP’s Infrastructure Boards and their associated infrastructure projects and programmes.

James Allen
Growth Manager
James.allen@newanglia.co.uk 07392 091336
James is responsible for supporting the implementation of the new Economic Strategy, assisting in the development of the Local Industrial Strategy, leading on inclusive growth, engaging with the voluntary and community sector and co-ordinating business intelligence.

Natasha Waller
Skills Manager
Natasha.waller@newanglia.co.uk 07384 253355
Natasha’s role is to lead the continuous development and implementation of the LEP’s work around skills, working closely with the New Anglia Skills Board and the Local Authority skills teams. Her work includes managing the LEP’s Enterprise Adviser Network contract, supporting the development and implementation of Skills Deals and projects for the Capital Growth programme, coordinating the implementation of sector skills plans and engaging with stakeholders on a regional and national basis.

Emma Taylor
Funding Manager
Emma.taylor@newanglia.co.uk 07552 695069
Emma’s role is to lead on the identification of new funding opportunities for the LEP, acting as a resource for the LEP and local partners in identifying and securing external funding. Emma oversees the delivery of European funding across New Anglia and is the LEP’s point of contact on the development of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Simon Papworth
Economic Analyst
Simon.papworth@newanglia.co.uk  07789 931475
Simon works with a range of internal and external partners, overseeing the compilation and analysis of a broad range of economic, skills, infrastructure, and housing data. He focuses on interpreting and evolving the evidence base, pertaining to the Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk, and the Local Industrial Strategy. Simon also chairs the Norfolk and Suffolk data practitioners group.

Chris Dashper
Head of Programmes
chris.dashper@newanglia.co.uk  07788 259141
Chris manages the LEP team responsible for the commissioning and delivery of projects which support the goals and ambitions of the LEP. Projects and programmes include the Growing Places Fund and the Growing Business Fund and business support activity including the New Anglia Growth Hub. The role incorporates the development of future projects, assessing demand and identifying suitable funding sources to take projects and programmes forward.

To see Chris' Register of Interests, click here.

Jason Middleton
Programmes Manager
jason.middleton@newanglia.co.uk 01603 510078 Mobile: 07818 454134
Jason is responsible for the design, development and management of the LEP’s business support programmes, including the Growth Hub, Growing Business Fund, Small Grant Scheme and Start-Up Programme. Working across the LEP and with a wide range of partners, his role is to contract manage the LEP’s business facing support, ensuring it provides businesses with the support they need to develop and grow. Jason is also the LEP’s lead on State Aid and programme performance reporting.

To see Jason's Register of Interests, click here.

Iain Dunnett
Senior Growing Places Fund Coordinator
iain.dunnett@newanglia.co.uk 07780 434930
Iain is the first point of contact for Growing Places Fund applicants. He promotes the programme and helps to identify suitable and innovative projects that could benefit from the fund. Iain also provides support, advice and guidance on other funding sources and options. Iain is also the LEP lead on the Green Economy Partnership.

Nataliya Klymko
Programmes Coordinator
nataliya.klymko@newanglia.co.uk 01603 510073 Mobile: 07769 213079
Nataliya’s main focus is to coordinate individual elements of the Business Growth Programme, in particular the Small Grant Scheme, different business support platforms and databases, including New Anglia CRM recording business support provided to local businesses, and to support the Programmes Manager in the development of new business support and growth activities.

To see Nataliya's Register of Interests, click here.

Fran Rice
Growth Programme Finance and Compliance Officer
francess.rice@newanglia.co.uk 01603 510086 Mobile: 07393 148322
Fran’s main role is to administer the Finance and Compliance issue relating to the ERDF funded New Anglia Business Growth Programme, both internally with the LEP and with key partners. Working closely with the Business Growth Programme Coordinator and support the Programme Manager in the delivery of the programme.

Rose Joy
Growth Programme Administrator
rosemary.joy@newanglia.co.uk  01603 510085
Rose’s role is to provide administrative support to the ERDF funded New Anglia Business Growth Programme, to ensure the successful delivery of the programme. Arrange and service the Business Growth Programme Partnership Board, Operational Group and Small Grant Scheme Panel, including planning and organising meetings, minute taking and general administrative support.

Julie West
Programmes Coordinator
julie.west@newanglia.co.uk  07808 060940
Julie’s role is to coordinate the implementation of a range of LEP business support programmes, including the Growing Business Fund, Eastern Agri-Tech Initiative, Scale Up New Anglia, Better Business for All, to deliver the marketing and comms strategy for the Business Growth Programme, and to support the Programmes Manager in the review of existing programmes and development of new programmes.

To see Julie's Register of Interests, click here.

Jonathan Rudd
Growth Deal Manager
jonathan.rudd@newanglia.co.uk  07384 252312
Jonathan manages a programme of capital projects assisted through the LEP’s Growth Deal with central Government. He supports our partners in delivering the physical environment required to realise the ambitions within our Economic Strategy, such as learning facilities, enterprise sites, digital networks and transport infrastructure.

For any queries regarding Growth Deal projects that have been allocated funding contact Jonathan at Email: jonathan.rudd@newanglia.co.uk Tel: 07384 252312

Hannah Smith
Investment Adviser
hannah.smith@newanglia.co.uk  01603 673 610 Mobile: 07393 765 024
Hannah’s role is to oversee the investments through New Anglia Capital, which is a new co-investment fund where businesses and entrepreneurs can pitch to angel investors for 50% of the risk capital to kick-start new products and launch innovative ideas.

Mike Dowdall
Development Adviser
mike.dowdall@newanglia.co.uk 07392 081377
Mike provides technical project advice to partners and the New Anglia LEP team on the roll out of Enterprise Zones across Norfolk and Suffolk. He is an experienced project manager with detailed knowledge of site / building development and planning in the Norfolk and Suffolk area.

Tanya Nelson
EZ Accelerator Fund Coordinator
tanya.nelson@newanglia.co.uk  07384 254 836
Tanya is responsible for coordinating delivery of the Enterprise Zone Accelerator Fund (EZAF) and the Innovation Projects call. The EZ Accelerator Fund will bring forward development of our Enterprise Zones by investing in new buildings and facilities jointly with our local authority partners. The Innovation Projects call focuses investment in innovative projects that support the delivery of the themes and activities identified in the Economic Strategy.

Michael Sargent
Growth Programme Compliance Assistant
michael.sargent@newanglia.co.uk 01603 510 088
Michael’s role is to assist the Growth Programme Finance and Compliance Officer in the administration of Finance and Compliance issues relating to the ERDF funded New Anglia Business Growth Programme. His main responsibilities lie in the compilation and submission of Summative Assessment and in monitoring and evidencing financial claims relating to asset finance.

Ian Murphy
CRM Assistant
ian.murphy@newanglia.co.uk
Ian is responsible for the maintenance of the CRM records, ensuring that CRM users comply with GDPR and Data Sharing agreements, development of the CRM system, working with delivery partner and Local Authorities to ensure that business records meet the requirements of the LEP and Government departments and supporting the Programmes Manager and the Growth Programme Coordinator.

Scott Burdon
Growth Deal Coordinator
scott.burdon@newanglia.co.uk 07766 258232
Scott’s role is supporting Growth Deal implementation, by coordinating capital projects through the claim and monitoring process – verifying and validating project delivery, spend and output achievement – and preparing progress reports for external stakeholders and central Government.

Alan Herbert
Due Diligence Officer
alan.herbert@newanglia.co.uk 01603 510088
Alan is responsible for ensuring all Small Grant Scheme applications are fully compliant to ERDF regulations through a robust due diligence assessment to ensure eligibility of the applicant and the project through the analysis of financial and business records. He works closely with the Growth Hub and other delivery partners to provide advice and support and manages the Panel/Applicant/Adviser relationship.

Julian Munson
Head of Enterprise Zones and Innovation
julian.munson@newanglia.co.uk 01603 510072 Mobile: 07392 087166
Julian leads the team responsible for the Enterprise Zones across Norfolk and Suffolk, ensuring a proactive and effective Enterprise Zone strategy. He is also responsible for working with the Innovation Board to further develop the innovation strategy. Julian is also responsible for the inward investment strategy to ensure the counties are promoted successfully both nationally and internationally.

To see Julian's Register of Interests, click here.

Eunice Edwards
Enterprise Zone Manager
eunice.edwards@newanglia.co.uk 07808 647203
Eunice works with partners in the development & delivery of the 16 Enterprise Zones sites across Norfolk and Suffolk. Eunice actively promotes the benefits of the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone and Space to Innovate Enterprise Zone to businesses in the East. For businesses that have decided to move in to the Enterprise Zone, Eunice helps them to access other areas of business support & funding.

Jennifer McConnell
Enterprise Zone Coordinator
jennifer.mcconnell@newanglia.co.uk 01603 510084 Mobile: 07392 091 365
Jen’s role is to promote and support the ten new sites in the Space to Innovate Enterprise Zone established in April 2016. These include the Nar Ouse Business Park in King’s Lynn and Scottow Enterprise Park at the ex-RAF Coltishall. Jen promotes the benefits of basing your business in an EZ to companies throughout the New Anglia region and beyond and helps them to access other areas of support.

Jack Weaver
Enterprise Zone Coordinator (Maternity Cover)
jack.weaver@newanglia.co.uk 01603 510084 mobile: 07392 091365
Jack’s role is to promote and support the ten new sites in the Space to Innovate Enterprise Zone established in April 2016. He works with local authority and government partners to attract businesses to the EZ from the New Anglia region and beyond and helps them to access other areas of support.

Cathy Frost
Ipswich Vision Coordinator
cathy.frost@newanglia.co.uk 07780 335490
Cathy is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Ipswich Vision partnership, which is supported by New Anglia LEP. The Ipswich Vision partnership exists to drive growth and regeneration in Ipswich town centre, and the partners are delivering schemes under the themes of Better Transport, Improving Public Spaces and Public Buildings, Better Shopping and Regeneration.

Nicole Kritzinger
Inward Investment Manager
nicole.kritzinger@newanglia.co.uk 07384 252569
Nicole's job is to develop and lead on new strategic and operational activity to promote and target inward investment opportunities, working with key stakeholders, to drive new business investment and expansion within the East, as well as to deliver specific objectives and outcomes of the Invest East project.

Madeleine Coupe
Innovation and Sector Manager
madeleine.coupe@newanglia.co.uk 01603 510081 Mobile: 07464 544616
Madeleine’s role is to work with New Anglia LEP’s Sector Groups to provide coordination, support and alignment with the LEP’s growth priorities. Madeleine works with group members to help grow jobs, consider ways to remove barriers to growth, and explore opportunities for cross sector innovation.
Madeleine supports the Sector Groups with communication and engagement, helping them to access business support, funding and PR opportunities.

Linn Clabburn
Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor Programme Director
linn.clabburn@newanglia.co.uk 07766 886273
Linn is responsible for the development and management of the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor project. The Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor is a partnership between councils, New Anglia LEP and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to drive and support economic growth in a number of key sectors.

Penny Bartram
Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor, Head of Marketing
penny.bartram@newanglia.co.uk 07384 112338
Penny is responsible for the strategy development and management of the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor’s brand building, marketing, events and promotional activities, with the aim of positioning the Corridor as a desirable location for inward investment and high growth businesses.

Matthew Gooding Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor, Marketing Manager
matthew.gooding@newanglia.co.uk 07384 469808
Matthew is responsible for producing and maintaining content for the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor’s marketing channels, as well co-ordinating events and other promotional activities to raise the profile of the Tech Corridor and encourage investment by high-growth tech businesses.

Hayley Mace 
Head of Communications & Engagement
Hayley.mace@newanglia.co.uk 01603 510076
Hayley’s role is to develop, plan and implement New Anglia LEP’s internal and external communications strategy, including PR and marketing, the LEP website, events and relationships with local and national stakeholders.

To see Hayley's Register of Interests, click here.

Richard Balls
Communications Executive
richard.balls@newanglia.co.uk 01603 510077 Mobile: 07769 921834
Richard helps to manage the LEP's press office, social media platforms and website, and prepares presentations and speeches for the chair and chief executive.

Julia Corfield
Events & Communications Coordinator
julia.corfield@newanglia.co.uk 01603 510087 Mobile: 07384 468982
Julia’s role as an events coordinator is to organise and run a number of events for New Anglia LEP and with partner organisations. One of the key aspects of her work is taking the lead on the project for ‘The East’ stand at the country's largest property investment show, MIPIM UK.

Keith Spanton
Financial Controller
keith.spanton@newanglia.co.uk 01603 510082
Keith is responsible for the overall financial management and compliance of the LEP. As Financial Controller, Keith manages the LEP’s annual budget, growth deal profiling and oversees the finances of the ERDF programme. He also produces the annual statutory accounts. Keith manages the relationship with the LEP’s accountable body and reports on the LEP’s capital programme funds.

To see Keith's Register of Interests, click here.

Lisa Roll
Finance Assistant
accounts@newanglia.co.uk 01603 510083
Lisa’s role is to work with the Financial Controller, providing support to enable him to focus on the LEP’s overall financial position. She produces monthly management accounts and carries out day to day accounts responsibilities. She also works on finance project work as required.

Jacqueline Bircham
Norwich Opportunity Area Programme Director
jacqueline.bircham@newanglia.co.uk 01603 510074 Mobile: 07795 199609
Jacqueline manages the Department for Education Opportunity Area project, which aims to improve social mobility for young people in Norwich. The project’s focus is to work with partners and stakeholders in the Norwich city area to drive improvements in early years, school quality and attainment, increasing access to post-16 education and higher education, and increased aspiration and access to career education for young people.

Claire Sparrow
Norwich Opportunity Area Programme Coordinator
claire.sparrow@newanglia.co.uk 01603 510074
Claire coordinates delivery of the Norwich Opportunity Area project, which aims to improve social mobility for young people in Norwich.
She supports the Programme Director providing administrative support to the Opportunity Area Partnership Board and working groups. Her role is to respond to enquiries from schools and wider stakeholders, coordinate meetings and events, create and distribute newsletters, update social media and any other general support needed to ensure the successful delivery of the project.

Katie White
Norwich Opportunity Area Programme Manager
katie.white@newanglia.co.uk 07384 117147
Katie works closely with the Programme Director to have oversight of the Department for Education Opportunity Area project, which aims to improve social mobility for young people in Norwich. Katie leads projects that aim to increase aspiration and ensure young people get the information and support they need to move successfully between school, college, university and into work.

Glen Todd
Careers Hub Manager
Glen.todd@newanglia.co.uk 07384 113189
Glen is responsible for managing the LEP’s Enterprise Adviser Network and Careers Hub across Suffolk and Norfolk. The Network and Hub are responsible for supporting schools in the delivering of consistent, comprehensive and high-quality career guidance for all students through established local networks with employers, businesses and higher and further education providers.

Hannah Colledge
Hannah.colledge@newanglia.co.uk 07552 576312
Hannah is responsible for supporting schools and colleges in the Norwich Opportunity area with their careers and enterprise activities and to engage with the world of work in the delivering of consistent, comprehensive and high-quality career guidance for students through established local networks with employers, businesses and higher and further education providers.

Jordan Holder
Jordan.Holder@newanglia.co.uk 07860 833252
Jordan is responsible for supporting schools and colleges in the Ipswich Opportunity area with their careers and enterprise activities and to engage with the world of work in the delivering of consistent, comprehensive and high-quality career guidance for students through established local networks with employers, businesses and higher and further education providers.

Josie Finch
josie.finch@newanglia.co.uk 07543 237335
Josie is responsible for supporting schools and colleges in Babergh, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney Districts with their careers and enterprise activities and to engage with the world of work in the delivering of consistent, comprehensive and high-quality career guidance for students through established local networks with employers, businesses and higher and further education providers.

Katherine Flint
Katherine.flint@newanglia.co.uk 07552 732088
Katherine is responsible for supporting schools and colleges in South Norfolk and Broadland with their careers and enterprise activities and to engage with the world of work in the delivering of consistent, comprehensive and high-quality career guidance for students through established local networks with employers, businesses and higher and further education providers.

Luke Uttley
Luke.uttley@newanglia.co.uk 07713 708301
Luke as an Enterprise Coordinator and Senior Work Inspiration Broker with Lowestoft Rising is responsible for supporting schools and colleges in Lowestoft with their careers and enterprise activities and to engage with the world of work in the delivering of consistent, comprehensive and high-quality career guidance for students through established local networks with employers, businesses and higher and further education providers.

Kieren Buxton
Kieren.buxton@newanglia.co.uk
07770 390784
Kieren is responsible for supporting schools and colleges in East and West Norfolk with their careers and enterprise activities and to engage with the world of work in the delivering of consistent, comprehensive and high-quality career guidance for students through established local networks with employers, businesses and higher and further education providers.

Ashley Ruthven
Ashley.ruthven@newanglia.co.uk
07825 442107
Ashley is responsible for supporting schools and colleges in North Norfolk and Breckland with their careers and enterprise activities and to engage with the world of work in the delivering of consistent, comprehensive and high-quality career guidance for students through established local networks with employers, businesses and higher and further education providers.

Darian Vomund
darian.vomund@newanglia.co.uk
07713 708409
Darian is responsible for supporting schools and colleges in West Suffolk with their careers and enterprise activities and to engage with the world of work in the delivering of consistent, comprehensive and high-quality career guidance for students through established local networks with employers, businesses and higher and further education providers.