Cheltenham Borough Council appoints new Economic Advisory Board

10th March 2023

Cheltenham Borough Council has announced the membership of the new Cheltenham Economic Advisory Board, which includes the appointment of HCR Partner Kristine Scott, Head of Education and Charities Sector, and Cheltenham Office.

The experts on the board will be volunteering their time to provide external advice to support the council in developing economic policy and actions. Diane Savory OBE DL will serve as an independent chair. The board aims to identify challenges and opportunities, through consultation with the wider Cheltenham business community.

The board members comprise:

  • Clare Borne, Head of Delivery, Innovation & Growth CYNAM
  • Dorian Wragg, Partner at Bruton Knowles and GFirst LEP Board member
  • Ian George and Ali Mawle, co-CEO Cheltenham Festivals & Culture Board member
  • Kamal Bechkoum, Head of School of Computing and Engineering at the University of Gloucestershire
  • Kristine Scott, Harrison Clark Rickerbys, Head of Education and Charities sector & Cheltenham office
  • Nigel Jobson, Chief Commercial Officer – Maybe*
  • Rob Loveday, Advanced engineering and manufacturing specialist
  • Tom Dunn, Senior Surveyor at HBD, part of the Golden Valley Development team

Krissy Scott said “I am delighted to join the Cheltenham Economic Advisory Board and work in partnership with the other newly appointed local business leaders. The local business community is very important to all of us and I’m sure the Board will make a really positive difference.”

Cllr Rowena Hay, Leader of Cheltenham Borough Council said “I am pleased to announce these appointments to the Cheltenham Economic Advisory Board. Each member brings with them a diverse range of skills, knowledge and expertise to enable them to give us their perspective in areas of business, education and skills alongside wider employee-related issues. We are pleased that they have given up their valuable time to contribute to the long-term goal of improving Cheltenham’s economy, helping to stimulate inward investment and strengthening our resilience to future challenges in an ever changing world.”

For more information on the Cheltenham Economic Advisory Board, click here.