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David Miles Middleton

Miles Middleton, 60, is the Chairman of the Rural Development

Commission*. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1962 and became a

partner of Coopers & Lybrand in 1974, and senior partner in 1989.

Took early retirement in 1993. In 1994 he was appointed Director of

the North West Chambers of Commerce Association, which involved

co-ordinating and promoting the activities of the 21 Chambers in the

Region. He is a respected regional and national figure with wide

business and rural interests. Current activities include part-time

executive Chairman of Northern Enterprise Limited a company making

loans to and equity investment in small companies in the North East.

During his career he has been Chairman of the Teesside Society of

Chartered Accountants, President of the Teesside Chamber of Commerce

and Industry, President of the Northern Society of Chartered

Accountants and President of The Association of British Chambers of

Commerce. Mr Middleton helped his wife in a local election campaign

in 1997 in which she stood as a Conservative candidate.

[* paid at£42,000 per annum]

Rita Stringfellow

Age 53. Labour councillor, currently Leader of North Tyneside

Council. A qualified teacher and social worker with wide experience

of working with socially disadvantaged groups. Between 1983-1992 she

worked for a voluntary child care organisation. Between 1992-1997,

she was Team Manager for Early Years Services in a local authority.

Her local government experience began in 1976 when she was elected to

North Tyneside Council, becoming Leader of the Council in 1996.

Since 1984 she has been involved in local government at a national

level, serving on the AMA Social Services Committee and is now Chair

of the Local Government Association's Social Affairs and Health

Committee. Her wider experience includes membership of the North

Tyneside City Challenge Board, the Tyne and Wear Economic Development

Company and she is currently Chair of the Board of Newcastle

International Airport. She holds no other public appointments.

Sue Wilson

Sue Wilson, 46, is currently a freelance journalist with wide

experience in business. Her business career began in 1974 with the

Ford Motor Company, where she was involved in employee relations,

being Employee Relations Manager at the Halewood plan between

1983-1985. She moved to Vickers Defence Systems in 1986 as Personnel

Manager, and was Quality & Personnel Director between 1990-1995.

Between 1995-1997, she was Chief Executive of the Newcastle

Initiative, a business leadership team established in 1988 to promote

the development of Newcastle into a vibrant European capital city.

Her wider experience includes an appointment as a non-executive

member of the Board of Inland Revenue (£5,000), and as a Governor of

the University of Northumbria. She has served as a Director of the

RVI Hospitals Trust, Newcastle West End City Challenge and the

Newcastle Education Business Partnership. Sue Wilson holds

appointments as a member of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (£220 per

day) and the Employment Tribunal (£123 per day). She is an unpaid

member of the North East Industrial Development Board. She is not

involved in political activity.

John Williams

John Williams, 50, is a Labour councillor, currently Leader of

Darlington Borough Council. He has recently led the Council from

District to Unitary status. A trained teacher who taught in the

primary sector in Darlington and Durham between 1974- 1995. He was

elected to Darlington Borough Council in 1979, was deputy leader

between 1985-1987 and has been Leader since 1991. His wider

experience includes Board membership of the Northern Development

Company and the Tees Valley Development Company. He is also a member

of the Durham Police Authority and is a non-executive director of the

South Durham Health Care NHS Trust*.

[* paid at£5,000 pa]

North West

Chairman - Lord (Terry) Thomas of Macclesfield

Lord Thomas of Macclesfield, 61, has had a successful career in

banking culminating in nine years (1988 - 1997) as Managing Director

of the Co-Operative Bank and seven years (1988 - 1995) as president

of the International Co-Operative Banking Association. Chairman of

the East Manchester Partnership, a joint public-private regeneration

project, for six years (1990 - 1996) and of Vector Investments, which

developed the Nynex Arena in Manchester. He was also specialist

Chairman of Opportunity 2000. In 1994, appointed founding Chairman of

the North West Partnership. He was also Chairman of Manchester

District Macmillan Nurse Appeal. Awarded the CBE in 1997 for services

to urban renewal. He was made a life peer in 1997 and take the New

Labour Whip. He has recently been selected for the House of Lords

Select Committee on Monetary Policy and is Chairman of Life


Board Members

Maggie Chadwick

Maggie Chadwick, 52, is the Chief Executive of Furness College,

Barrow, and a member of the North West Chamber and Regional Committee

of the Further Education Funding Council. She was a Governor of the

University of Central Lancashire for 6 years and was also a Director

of Furness NHS Trust. She has been involved in strategic planning and

human resources development in Cumbria. No political activities or


South East

Chairman- Allan Willett

Mr Willett, 61, is the Chairman and founder of Willett International

Ltd. He was also the Chair of East Kent Forum from 1995-1997 and the

founder Chairman of the Government's London and South East Industrial

Development Board. His Chairmanship of this board expired on 31

December 1997. Mr Willett was the founder Chairman of the Centre for

Tomorrow's Company, an initiative of the Royal Society of Arts,

Commerce and Manufacturing. Mr Willett holds no other Ministerial


Board Members

Jim Baker

Jim Baker, 48, is the Director of Brighton & Hove Racial Equality

Service. He is also the BritishCorrespondent of the Barbados

Advocate Newspaper. He has previously been a Housing Officer in

Sheffield, Director in Local Government in London, Trade Union Branch

Chairman in South Wales and Chair of the National Association of Race

& Equality Advisers. Since 1990 he has been in the South East working

as a self employed consultant. During that period he was also a

Southampton City Councillor (Labour) and a Steering Group Member of

the South East Voluntary & Community Sector Regional Network. Mr

Baker holds no other Ministerial appointments.

Ken Bodfish

Ken Bodfish, 55, is the joint Deputy Labour Leader of Brighton and

Hove Council. He leads the UK Delegation to Europe's Committee of the

Regions (unpaid) and is Chairman of Sussex Police Authority. He

previously served on the Board of Central Lancashire Development

Corporation and is an academic staff member of the Open University.

Professor Clive Booth

Professor Clive Booth, 55, is Chairman of the Teacher Training*, the

Review Body for Nurses (unpaid) and the multi-media education

information company ECCTIS 2000 Ltd. He is also a Senior Education

Adviser to the British Council and a Consultant to the World Bank and

Council of Europe. He is the Chairman of the Heart of England

National Training and Education Targets Forum and an Editorial Board

Member of the Oxford Review of Education. He was Vice-Chancellor of

Oxford Brookes University (1986-97), Vice Chairman of the UK

Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals (1992-95) and Director

of Business Link Heart of England (1996-98). Professor Booth

canvassed for the Labour candidate in the Oxford East constituency at

the 1997 General Election.

[* paid at£15,500 per annum]

Barry Camfield

Barry Camfield, 48, is the Regional Secretary of the South East &

East Anglian Region of the Transport and General Workers' Union. He

is also the Vice-President of the TUC's Southern and Eastern Regional

Council. Mr Camfield holds no other Ministerial appointments.

Bryan Davies

Bryan Davies, 63, is a Director of Pirelli General plc (an operating

unit within the Pirelli Group of companies). He is the Chairman of

Hampshire Economic Partnership and is the Deputy Chairman of South

East Regional Investment Limited. He is also the Pirelli

Representative for the CBI Main Council and a member of the Council

of Southampton University. Mr Davies is a Chartered Engineer and

Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers. He is not involved

in any political activities and holds no other Ministerial position.

Janis Kong

Janis Kong, 47, has been the Managing Director of BAA Gatwick since

1997. She has by BAA (formerly the British Airports Authority) since

1973. She has held a wide variety of management posts within the

company which was in 1989. Her roles have included General Manager at

Heathrow's Terminal 4 and Operations Director at Gatwick. She is the

Chair of Southampton Airport. Mrs Kong is not involved in any

political activities and holds no other Ministerial appointments.

Russ Nathan CBE

Russ Nathan, 59 is a major shareholder, Chairman and Managing

Director of Romtec plc which started business in 1982. He is the

Chairman of the British Market Research Association, Thames Valley

Economic Partnership, the Business Link Network Company and is a

member of The Marketing Council where he is responsible for SME

initiatives. His career has encompassed shop floor systems design and

analysis through to marketing director level in both British and

American companies such as Hawker Siddeley, Ronson, Hoskyns, Scicon

and Electronic Data Systems. He was awarded a CBE in 1997 in

recognition of his services to training and business development. Mr

Nathan is not involved in any political activities and holds no other

Ministerial appointments.

Winifred (Kit) Oliver

Winifred Oliver, 64, is a Conservative member of Mole Valley District

Council and was Chair of the Council 1997-1998. Trained as an

Economic Geographer, she is now a financial consultant. A leader on

environmental matters, she initiated and chairs an Environmental

Business Award, a partnership between business and local government.

She also founded the charity Parentline-Surrey in 1994 and remains

its Chairman. Mrs Oliver holds no other Ministerial appointments.

David Rogers

David Rogers, 46, is the Liberal Democrat Leader of East Sussex

County Council. He has Board level experience with the Sussex Rural

Community Council, the East Sussex, Brighton & Hove Health Authority,

the Sussex Police Authority and the South East England Tourist Board.

He has been a member of the South East Regional Forum since its

formation and has acted as Chair of the SRB-funded Newhaven Economic

Partnership. He is also the Vice-chair of the East Sussex Economic

Partnership. As his appointment to the Brighton & Hove Health

Authority expired earlier this year, Councillor Rogers currently

holds no other Ministerial appointments.

Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward, 56, is a farmer who runs a family farming business at

Horton Kirby in Kent. She is a Governor of Swan Valley Community

School and an Associate of the Royal Agricultural Society. She is the

Chair of the Joint Advisory Committee for the Kent Downs and was a

Countryside Commissioner from 1991 to 1998* with special

responsibility for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. She was on

the Central Executive of the Women's Food and Farming Union from 1983

to 1991 and was awarded the OBE in 1998 for service to the

countryside. Currently she belongs to the Plants & Seeds Varieties

Tribunal and the Kent Area Environment Advisors Group (both unpaid).

She was a Liberal Democrat member of Kent County Council from 1991 to


[* paid at£5,620 per annum]

Caroline Williams

Caroline Williams, 44, is a Solicitor and Managing Partner of Blake

Lapthorn who specialises in commercial law and works particularly

with small and medium sized entrepreneurial companies. She acts as a

non-executive director for a number of companies and is Chairman of

the Board of the University of Portsmouth. She is also a member of

the Southern Regional Council of the CBI. Mrs Williams is not

involved in any political activities and holds no other Ministerial


Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson, 45, is the Labour Leader of Milton Keynes Council and

was first elected to Milton Keynes Council in 1978. He is Chair of

the South East Regional Forum and served previously as Chair of the

Technical Services, Finance, Policy & Resources, and Community

Services Committees. He has also served as a member of the Woughton

Parish Council since 1983. Mr Wilson holds no other Ministerial


South West

Chairman - Sir Michael Lickiss

Sir Michael Lickiss, 64 has been the Chairman of Edexcel Foundation

(previously BTEC) since 1994. He has been the non executive Director

of United News and Media Plc 1994-1998 and a member of the DTI

Copyright Tribunal since 1993*. He is the Governor and Chairman of

Finance at the London School of Economics and Vice-Chairman of the

Board of Governors of Plymouth University since 1996. Sir Lickiss has

also been the Chairman of Somerset Rural Youth Project since 1997 and

since 1994 has been Chairman of the Somerset Economic Partnership. He

has been a lay member of the Engineering Council since 1996 and was

the founder Chairman of the West of England Development Agency

(1994-1997). A past President of the Institute of Chartered

Accountants in England and Wales (1990 - 1991), he was knighted in

1993 for services to accountancy.

[* paid at a daily rate of£185 for work done]

Board Members

Doris Ansari

Doris Ansari, 57, has been the Liberal Democrat Leader of Cornwall

County Council since 1997. She was the Chair of the Policy and

Resources Committee of Cornwall County Council from 1989 to 1998. In

this role she has been a representative on various European fora

including the Assembly of European Regions and Peripheral Maritime

Regions. She is the Vice-chair of the sub-regional RDO, Devon and

Cornwall Development International, where she was formerly Chair and

is a Board member of the Westcountry Development Corporation. She is

also a former Chair of the South West Regional Planning Conference.

She is a Justice of the Peace and is a member of the Cornwall and

Devon Agricultural Wages Board*.

[* paid expenses and attendance fee of£86 per meeting].

Cairns Boston

Cairns Boston, 63, is the Chairman of PROSPER (formerly Devon and

Cornwall)TECs South West and the South West representative on the TEC

National Council. He is also Chairman of the West Country Tourist

Board and Cornwall College. He is President of the Cornwall

Association of Tourist Attractions, a Fellow of the Tourism Society,

a member of the Prince's Youth Trust and a Trustee of the National

Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. He holds no other Ministerial posts and

has no political activities.

Ewen Cameron

Ewen Cameron, 49, is a former National President of the Country

Landowners Association (1995-97) and served on the Minister of

Agriculture's Common Agricultural Policy Review Group in 1995, which

produced its report 'European Agriculture ' the Case for Radical

Reform'. Mr Cameron owns and manages Dillington Estate in Somerset

and founded and is currently the Chairman of Orchard FM, Somerset's

first commercial radio station, with broadcasting licences in Devon

and Dorset. He is a member of the UK Round table for Sustainable

Development and currently Chairs the UK Round Table Sub Group on

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. No political activity exist.

Peter Chalke

Peter Chalke, 54, Conservative Leader of Wiltshire County Council. A

County Councillor since 1982, Mr Chalke has been the Leader of the

Conservative Group since 1986. He has had substantial involvement in

national associations for local authorities (Association of County

Councils and Local Government Association) and has a background in

small business. He was formerly Managing Director of W M Chalke and

Sons Ltd (a timber business) for over 20 years. He holds no other

Ministerial appointments.

Nigel Costley

Nigel Costley, 42, is the Regional Secretary of the South West TUC.

He is a Director at Westec (the TEC covering the former Avon area)

and a former Director of Hereford and Worcester TEC. Mr Costley

helped to develop joint projects between the TUC and TECs in the

Midlands and the South West. He has acted as an election agent for

the Labour Party and holds no other Ministerial appointments.

Tudor Evans

Tudor Evans, 39, is the Labour Leader of Plymouth City Council and

Chair of Devon and Cornwall Development International. He is also the

Director of Plymouth 2000 (SRB) and Chair of Devon Co-Operative

Development Agency. He was formerly a Director of Plymouth

Development Corporation. He holds no other Ministerial appointments.

Helen Holland

Helen Holland, 45, is a Labour Councillor at Bristol City Council.

She is the Chair of the Bristol City Council's Planning, Transport

and Development Committee; Chair of Bristol Regeneration Partnership;

and Director of @t Bristol - a public/private partnership responsible

for driving forward two major Millennium projects in the Bristol

Harbourside area; and a Director of Hartcliffe and Withywood Ventures

- a local community enterprise and training company. She holds no

other Ministerial appointments.

Michael Leece

Michael Leece, 53, is the Chief Executive of Plymouth Marine Aquarium

and was a member of the Plymouth Development Corporation board until

its dissolution earlier this year. Mr Leece was previously the

Managing Director and Chief Executive of Devonport Management Ltd

(DML) the Defence Contractor responsible for the Trident Refit

Programme. He holds no other political appointments and is involved

in no political activities.

Alfred Morris

Alfred Morris, 57, is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of the

West of England and has a Business School background. He is a former

advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee on Education and

Science and has wide experience of financial management in industry -

including senior posts with the Guinness group and as a management

consultant for Deloitte, Haskins and Sells. He is a member of the

Further Education Funding Council for England* and a member of the

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales'. He has no political


[* paid£4,000 per annum ' paid£2,389 per annum]

Tim Parker

Tim Parker, 43, is the Chief Executive of C & J Clark (one of

Britain's largest private concerns). Mr Parker was previously Chief

Executive of Kenwood Appliances. He holds no other Ministerial posts

and has no political activities.

Stella Pirie

Stella Pirie, 48, is the Chair and Finance Director of Endeavour

International Limited, an engineering company. She is the Chairman of

Westec (the TEC covering the former Avon area). She is also a

Director of GWR Group plc and Chair of GWR (West) - a commercial

radio station covering the Bristol and Avon area. She is also the

Deputy Chair of Bath Spa University College. She has no political


Jeremy Pope

Jeremy Pope, 55, is the Chief Executive of Eldridge Pope, a

Dorchester based specialist pub retailer. He is a qualified

solicitor. He is also the Chair of the Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole

Economic Partnership; a Director of Dorset TEC and representative of

the Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole area on the West of England

Development Agency. Mr Pope is a former Chairman of the CBI's Smaller

Firms Council and Deputy President of the Food and Drink Federation.

He is a former member of the National Economic Development Council,

the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution and the Top Salary

Review Body. He holds no other Ministerial posts and has no political


West Midlands

Chairman - Alex Stephenson

Alex Stephenson. Age 53. Managing Director of Rover Group Power Train

(a company within the Rover Group). Previously held other positions

at Rover and (up to 1988) with Perkins Engines. Active interest in

the UK Institute for Manufacturing. Governor of South Birmingham

Further Education College. Member of Engineering Policy Committee at

the University of Central England. Mr Stephenson does not hold any

political or other Ministerial appointment.

Board Members

Richard A. Barnes

Richard A. Barnes, 50, has been the Group Finance Director of

Waterford Wedgwood plc. since 1993. In 1997 he was appointed as

member of the Rosenthal A.G. Supervisory Board. Governor of St

Joseph's College in Stoke and previously held senior finance posts

with Ford of Europe, before joining Waterford Wedgwood in 1988. Mr

Barnes does not hold any political or other Ministerial appointment.

Professor Kumar Bhattacharyya, CBE

Professor Kumar Bhattacharyya, 58, is the Professor and Director of

Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, which he

established in 1980. Other posts currently held include Honorary

Professor of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Honorary Professor at

the University of Technology, Malaysia, and at the Ministry of

Machinery in Beijing, China. He is also a member of the Prime

Member's Council for Science and Technology and a trustee of the

Institute of Public Policy Research. He is an adviser at Board level

to a number of UK and overseas companies and adviser to a number of

overseas Prime Ministers. He is also a member of various Trusts and

Charities. Mr Bhattacharyya has previously served as a member of the

West Midlands regional committee of Further Education Funding

Council; a member of the National Consumer Council and as a

non-executive Technical Director of Rover Group. Mr Bhattacharyya

does not hold any political or other Ministerial appointment.

Michael Bird

Michael Bird, 49, is the Leader of the Conservative Group at Walsall

Council and a member of Policy, Resource Management, Social Services,

and Town Centres and District Centres Committees. He is Managing

Director of Dordon Brick and Tile Cutting Limited; Director and

Secretary of Maybrook Interiors Ltd and acts as a consultant to Snow

Stuff Limited. He previously served as a member on the board of the

Black Country Development Corporation and Walsall City Challenge. Mr

Bird is the Chairman of the West Midlands Police Local Consultative

Committee for the Aldridge area and a governor of several local

schools. His previous business interests have included Birmingham

Badge Co. Ltd; Blackwood Associates Ltd; K.J. Watkins and Co. ; Kims

Legal Services; and Sign and Graphic Machinery Ltd. Mr Bird's

political activities are detailed above. He holds no other

Ministerial appointments.

Albert Bore

Albert Bore, 52, has been a Labour member for Ladywood ward of

Birmingham City Council since 1980. He is a lecturer in physics at

Aston University and his current directorships include: Birmingham

Economic Development Partnership Ltd; Birmingham Credit Union

Development Agency Ltd; Media Development Agency for the West

Midlands Ltd; Birmingham Technology Ltd ; Birmingham Technology

(Property) Ltd; Birmingham Technology (Services) Ltd; the National

Exhibition Centre; NEC Finance Plc and Summerfield Foundation. He is

also the Vice Chair of West Midlands Development Agency (WMDA). Mr

Bore's other political activities include, President of the Socialist

Group of the Committee of the Regions. He was previously Group

Secretary of Birmingham Labour Group. Mr Bore's political activities

are detailed above. He holds no other Ministerial appointments.

Susan (Sue) Davis

Susan Davis, 44, is the Labour Chair of Education and Training, in

Telford and Wrekin Unitary Authority. She was the Leader of

Shropshire County Council from 1993-97 and was the first Chair of

West Midlands Local Government Association. She is a member of the UK

delegation to the Committee of the Regions and a member of Shropshire

Pension Fund Committee. Ms Davis's current local authority

appointments include Director of Telford Trust (which manages sports

leisure and community facilities in south Telford), and Meeting Point

Trust (which manages community offices and meeting room facilities in

Telford Centre). She is also a non- executive director of Shropshire

Health Authority. Ms Davis' political activities are detailed above.

She holds no other Ministerial appointments.

Tony Harris

Tony Harris, 69, is a Director of Shropshire CCTE and maintains

close links with many small businesses. He is currently a Governor of

Walford College, Shropshire, and Chairman of the Rural Development

Commission's committee for Hereford, Worcester and Shropshire. He was

formerly the Principal and Chief Executive at Harper Adams University

College and following an academic career in agriculture, he continues

to be involved as a member on many boards with agricultural agendas.

He has also undertaken a number of agricultural and education based

consultancies since his retirement in 1994. Dr Harris does not hold

any political or other Ministerial appointment.

James Hunt

James Hunt, 58, is the Chair of Midlands TUC and Regional Secretary

of Transport and General Workers Union and also Chair of the West

Midlands Trade Union and Labour Party Liaison Committee. He is a

Director of the West Midlands Development Agency and a member of the

West Midlands Industrial Development Board. Other current

appointments include membership of the Governing Executive Board,

Ruskin College Oxford, and of the Employee Panel Industrial

Tribunals. Mr Hunt's political activities are detailed above. He does

not hold any other Ministerial appointment.

Christine King

Professor Christine King, 54, is the Vice Chancellor and Chief

Executive of Staffordshire University. (Her academic background is in

History and Theology and she is an expert on Nazi Germany). She is

also a board member on the West Midlands Further Education Funding

Council, and a Council Member of North Staffordshire Chamber of

Commerce. Professor King is a member of Stoke on Trent City Forum and

Chair of the Common Purpose Advisory Board, Stoke on Trent. She was

previously a member of the Arts Advisory Panels, a prison visitor and

a Non Executive Director of an NHS Trust. Professor King does not

hold any political or other Ministerial appointment.

David Sparks

David Sparks, 50, is a Labour member of Dudley Metropolitan Borough

Council (MBC) and a former member of the West Midlands County

Council. He is the Chairman of the Leisure and Development Committee

at Dudley MBC and Chair of the Economic Regeneration Committee Local

Government Association. He is Vice Chair of the West Midlands

Enterprise Board and of Groundwork Black Country. He is also

currently a Director of the following organisations: Business in the

Community; Black Country Museum; Dudley Zoo and Castle; Dudley Canal

Trust andBusiness Link, Dudley. Mr Sparks' political activities are

detailed above. He does not hold any other Ministerial appointment.

Sukhvinder Stubbs

Sukhvinder Stubbs, 36, is the Chief Executive of The Runnymede Trust.

She is involved with the Department for Education and Employment's

Task Force on raising ethnic minority achievement levels, Lord

Rogers' panel for millennium villages, Chair of the European Network

against Racism and as a trustee for DEMOS. Ms Stubbs was previously a

board member of the Black Country Development Corporation; Community

Development Manager at English Partnerships; Chair of the Secondary

Education Commission in Birmingham and Appeals Director for the

British Dyslexia Association. She is also a Fellow of the Royal

Society of Arts. Ms Stubbs does not hold any political or other

Ministerial appointment.

David Thompson

David Thompson, 44, has had a career predominantly with Wolverhampton

and Dudley Breweries, culminating in an appointment as Managing

Director in 1986. He is a member of the Council of the Brewers and

Licensed Retailers Association and a partner in a family farming

enterprise in Shropshire and Staffordshire. He is a Parish Councillor

at Boningale, Near Albrighton, Wolverhampton and his political

interests include being a member of Wrekin Conservative Association

and Wolverhampton SW Conservative Association. He was Chairman of the

Midland Counties Wholesale Brewers Association 1988-90 and was the

first Chair of the Wolverhampton Training and Enterprise Council

(1991-96). Mr Thompson's political interests are detailed above. He

does not hold any other Ministerial appointment.

Brian Woods-Scawen

Brian Woods-Scawen, 52, is a member of the Supervisory Board of

Pricewaterhouse Coopers and is Chairman of the Midlands Region. He is

Deputy Chairman of the Birmingham City 2000 and Chairman of its

Education and Learning Committee. He serves on the West Midlands

Regional Council of the CBI, the Council of the Birmingham Chamber of

Commerce and Industry, the Advisory Board of the Warwick Arts Centre,

the West Midlands Committee of the Lord's Taverners and the Steering

Group of Birmingham Discovery Centre. He is Vice-Chair of the West

Midlands Euro Preparations Task Force and the first Chairman of the

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Advisory Council. Mr Woods-Scawen does not

hold any political or other Ministerial appointment.

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