DCLG director appointed LEP chief executive

Written by: Colin Marrs
Published on: 7 May 2014

Warrington town centre copyright geograph.co.ukFormer Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) director Philip Cox has been appointed chief executive of the Cheshire and Warrington Enterprise Partnership.

Cox will be responsible for the implementation of Cheshire and Warrington’s strategic economic plan and investment strategy which aims to add £15 billion per annum to Cheshire and Warrington’s economy by 2030.

His role at the DCLG saw him work on the delivery of major projects including London’s Olympic Park Legacy, and the introduction of the government's new wave of enterprise zones.

Christine Gaskell, chair of CWEP said: “Philip is a highly strategic leader and we are delighted that he is joining the team, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role of chief executive".

Cox said: “I am thrilled to be joining the enterprise partnership at such a significant time.

“This role provides me with the opportunity to bring the experience that I have gained in central government to Cheshire and Warrington.”

Warrington image by Ian Cunliffe, geograph.co.uk

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