About Enterprise M3

ENTERPRISE M3 LEP drives the economic growth of the area by working with businesses, key delivery partners and central government. We translate and signpost opportunities for business and other partners including funding. We bring people, business, public and not-for-profit sectors together and share our insights and data. We do all this to make Enterprise M3 ‘the’ place to do business.

The Board

Enterprise M3 has a business-led board made up of 20 members split between both the private, public sector and not-for-profit sector.

The Enterprise M3 Board, led by Geoff French, is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the LEP, establishing targets and priorities and monitoring progress towards those targets.

Enterprise M3's Assurance Framework sets out the role of, and Terms of Reference for, the Board.  Each Board Member has completed a Register of Interests form, and the full register can be found here.

The board is advised by a number of groups which provide strategic oversight for different Enterprise M3 projects and funding streams, including:

- European Management Group

- Programme Management Group

The Board is also supported by five action groups which are each led by a chair from the private sector. These groups report directly to the Enterprise M3 Board and play a key role in providing specialist advice and recommendations on the delivery of the Strategic Economic Plan. Terms of Reference for each Action Group are available on the relevant pages of the website.  An overview of the Enterprise M3 LEP governance arrangements can be found here.

The next Board meeting is being held on 25 May 2017 at Brooklands College.

Board papers can be found in the resources section. Archive Minutes of Board meetings are available by clicking on the relevant year - 2011, 2012, 2013, 201420152016 and 2017.

If you would like to contact the Enterprise M3 Board please contact Justine Davie at justine.davie@enterprisem3.org.uk.


Geoff French CBE

Pension Scheme Chair, AECOM (Chair)


Andrew Lambert

Owner of Electronic Media Services Ltd


Chris Tinker

Executive Board Director & Regeneration Chairman Of Crest Nicholson


Cllr Clive Sanders

Leader of Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council


Cllr Ferris Cowper

Leader of East Hampshire District Council


Cllr Keith Mans

Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council


Cllr Moira Gibson

Leader of Surrey Heath Borough Council


Cllr Paul Spooner

Leader of Guildford Borough Council


Cllr Peter Martin

Deputy Leader of Surrey County Council


Colonel Andy Barr OBE MA

Deputy Commander 11th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters South East


Dave Axam

South East Regional Director for BT


David Barnes

Chief Executive of Farnborough Aerospace Consortium


Dr Mike Short

CEO - Airedale Advisors, Former Vice President - Telefonica and Visiting Professor - University of Surrey


James Cretney

Chief Executive of Marwell Wildlife


Jason Gaskell

Chief Executive of Surrey Community Action


Louise Punter

Chief Executive, Surrey Chambers Of Commerce


Nick Elphick

Director, Moncel Consulting Ltd - Strategy and Management Consultants


Prof Paul Hogg

Vice Principal (Research and Enterprise) and Dean of Science at Royal Holloway


Tim Colman

Chairman Of Hampshire And IOW, FSB - SME Representative


Tim Jackson

Principal of Sparsholt College