Nigel joined OxLEP in June 2013 and continues to make his mark with energetic and inspirational leadership. He is a passionate and committed champion of Oxfordshire businesses, promoting and attracting the county’s key sectors and transformative technologies and driving inward investment. To date, Nigel and the team have helped secure over £1bn of direct investment into Oxfordshire over this period.
Having spearheaded the bid for the Oxford and Oxfordshire City Deal, the EU Structural and Investment Fund and Strategic Economic Plan submissions, Nigel helped lay the foundations for a period of exceptional growth overseeing the development of the Local Industrial Strategy and Economic Recovery Plan in 2019/20, which will see Oxfordshire realise its potential to become a powerhouse of innovation and wealth creation for the benefit of its local communities, the region and nationally.
With an ambition to position Oxfordshire as a top-three global innovation ecosystem by 2040, Nigel is focused on building upon the region’s unique strengths to deliver economic success and foster resilience amongst key sectors through the commercialisation of innovation.
Nigel has over 25 years’ experience in the formation, development, operation and management of public/private sector organisations.