Speaker: Martin Yardley

Company: Acting Chief Executive, Coventry City Council

Position: Chief Executive, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Martin is currently Chief Executive of Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CW LEP). His time with the CW LEP has seen its influence grow considerable to a situation where it is influencing or placing spend of in excess of £300m into the local economy. Alongside this role Martin’s substantive position is the Executive Director of Place, a Directorate of approximately 2,000 FTE's that cover areas as diverse as street cleansing and highway maintenance to implementation of a challenging £9bn regeneration agenda. Martin is a Chartered Town Planner by profession with a specialist interest in how planning can enable economic growth and development. During his time as a planner he has worked for both the public and private sectors in roles as diverse as Head of Planning and Sustainability in Leicestershire to being a planner advising to a house builder within the East Midlands.

Martin Yardley is speaking during the following sessions: