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KMEP Membership:

Business Representatives:

Liz Gibney
KMEP Chair and Partner, Lee Evans Partnership LLP
Liz Gibney’s Register of Interest can be found here


Matthew Arnold
Business Development Director, Stagecoach South East
Matthew Arnold’s Register of Interest can be found here.


Professor Mario Caccamo
CEO, NIAB
Mario Caccamo’s Register of Interest can be found here.


Miranda Chapman
Managing Director, Pillory Barn
Miranda Chapman’s Register of Interest can be found here.


Roland Cooper
Director, Considine Limited
Roland Cooper’s Register of Interest can be found here.


Nigel Earnshaw
Chairman, IOD
Nigel Earnshaw’s Register of Interest can be found here.


Nick Fenton
Director, Nick Fenton Associates Ltd & Chairman of the Kent Housing and Development Group.
Nick Fenton’s Register of Interest can be found here.


Carol Ford
Horticultural Taskforce
Carol Ford’s Register of Interest can be found here.


Jo James
Chief Executive Officer, Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce
Jo James Register of Interest can be found here


John Keefe
Director of Public Affairs, Getlink Group
John Keefe’s Register of Interest can be found here.


Vince Lucas
Director, VA Rail Ltd
Vince Lucas Register of Interest can be found here.


Andrew Metcalf
Director, Maxim PR
Andrew Metcalf’s Register of Interest can be found here.


David Milham
Area Leader for Kent and Medway, Federation of Small Businesses
David Milham’s Register of Interest can be found here.


Jo Nolan
Managing Director, Screen South
Jo Nolan’s Register of Interest can be found here.


Bob Russell
Founder of Copper Rivet Distillery & Beams International
Bob Russell’s Register of Interest can be found here.


Mayer Schreiber
CEO, Discovery Park
Mayer’s Register of Interest will be published shortly.

Higher Education Representative (HE):

Professor Jane Harrington
Vice Chancellor, University of Greenwich
Prof. Jane Harrington’s Register of Interest can be found here.

Further Education Representative (FE):

Simon Cook
Principal, Mid-Kent College
Simon Cook’s Register of Interest can be found here.

Local Authority Representatives:


Cllr Ash Ashbee
Leader Thanet District Council


Cllr Mike Baldock
Leader Swale Borough Council


Cllr Trevor Bartlett
Leader Dover District Council
Trevor Bartlett’s Register of Interest can be found here.


Cllr David Burton
Leader Maidstone Borough Council


Cllr John Burden
Leader Gravesham Borough Council
John Burden’s Regsiter of Interest can be found here.


Cllr Rodney Chambers
Cabinet Member Medway Council
Rodney Chambers’ Register of Interest can be found here


Cllr Ben Chapelard
Leader Tunbridge Wells Borough Council


Cllr Gerry Clarkson
Leader Ashford Borough Council
Gerry Clarkson’s Register of Interest can be found here.


Cllr Ben Fitter-Harding
Leader Canterbury City Council


Cllr Peter Fleming
Leader Sevenoaks District Council
Peter Fleming’s Register of Interest can be found here


Cllr Roger Gough
Leader Kent County Council
Roger Gough Register of Interest can be found here.


Cllr Matt Boughton
Leader Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
Matt Boughton Register of Interest can be found here.


Cllr Jeremy Kite
Leader Dartford Borough Council
Jeremy Kite’s Register of Interest can be found here.


Cllr David Monk
Leader Folkestone & Hythe District Council
David Monk’s Register of Interest can be found here



The Kent and Medway Economic Partnership’s Strategic Programme Manager’s Register of Interest can be found here.

Duration of membership:


  • A Local Authority Leader’s appointment to the Board will run concurrently with his/her tenure as Leader of the Council.

  • The HE & FE representatives shall be selected by the universities and FE colleges located in Kent and Medway. The HE & FE representatives shall remain a Board Members until the KMEP Chairman (via the Secretariat) is advised by the universities or the FE colleges that a new nominee is proposed.

  • A private sector representative has a two-year tenure on KMEP, following which they may be reappointed by the Business Advisory Board for an additional successive term. There is no maximum number of terms that a Business Representative can serve.
  • Interested in joining KMEP?:


  • We always welcome applications from business leaders that are interested in sitting on the Partnership. Those individuals are asked to submit their details using the ‘apply’ function on this website.
  • An induction meeting will be offered to those applicants selected to join the Partnership.
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