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Investment Panel

Cumbria LEP has responsibility for overseeing the delivery of a number of funding and finance programmes. The LEP Board delegates decision making to the Investment Panel whose purpose is to provide oversight of the successful investment of these funding programmes to further the ambitions of Cumbria LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan.

The Panel aims to ensure the best use of public funding to support economic development, ensure robust and transparent appraisal processes are adhered to and report on progress to the LEP Board.

Current Investment Panel Members are:

  • Steve Cole – Private Sector Member and Chair (view Delcaration of Interests)
  • Keith Ashcroft – Public Sector Member
  • Steve Curl – Private Sector Member
  • Alison Hatcher – Public Sector
  • Peter Hensman – Private Sector Member
  • Simon Sjenitzer – Private Sector Member
  • David Southward MBE – Public Sector Member
  • Mike Starkie – Public Sector Member
  • Chris Watson – Public Sector Member

All Investment Panel members must register any private interests, both financial and non financial, that relate to their LEP duties. Panel members must review their individual register of interest before each Panel meeting and decision making committee, and declare any relevant interests at the start of the meeting. Unless special permission has been granted, a Panel member must not participate in any discussion of, or vote on, any matter in which he or she has a financial interest. You can view our Panel members individual declarations of interest here.

All Panel meetings will be held via Zoom due to the ongoing national restrictions.

Dates of 2021 Investment Panel Meetings

  • 20 January
  • 10 February
  • 17 March
  • 19 May
  • 14 July
  • 16 September
  • 17 November

View Investment Panel Documents

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