Local Enterprise Partnership appoints new Chief Executive

7 Jun 2013

The Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has named Chris Garcia as its newly appointed Chief Executive.

Chris brings a combination of public and private sector leadership, people and financial management experience -including establishing a SW based family business; taking forward a £1billion public and private investment programme for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport; and the role of Director of Enterprise and Skills for the South West Regional Development Agency.

Chris Garcia said: "This is an exciting challenge and I am thrilled to join the Heart of the South West in their role to lead, influence and drive economic growth, job creation and prosperity across the area."

“The Heart of the South West is a fantastic place in which to live and work and the LEP is making it even better.”

Please find attached the full press release regarding this appointment - read more


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