The award-winning Investment Promotion Agency, Marketing Derby Ltd, has extended its Board of Directors with four key new appointments.
Our very own Yvonne Gorman joins fellow newbies; Howard Ebison, Commercial Director at East Midlands Airport, Cllr Chris Poulter, Leader of Derby City Council and Mo Suleman, Director of Resources at Derby Museums Trust – all have joined as non-executive directors.
The board represents a wide wealth of knowledge and provides Marketing Derby with governance and strategic oversight to support their mission in raising Derby’s profile with investors to attract jobs and investment. To date over 4,500 jobs and £300m of investment has been attributed to the company’s activities which include their iconic Embassy events and innovations such as the London Ambassadors Club.
All of the board members share a passion for the economic development of the area, representing Bondholders and supporting Marketing Derby in upholding their company values of being pro-active, making a difference and thinking Derby and Derbyshire first.
“I’m Derby, born and bred and so, having this opportunity to represent my city and to contribute towards its economic success is absolutely thrilling,” commented Yvonne Gorman. “This is a voluntary role and will not conflict with my commitment to Essential Print Services, in fact, I’m hoping my seven years of running a business will help towards the running of the city!” concluded Yvonne.
Chairman of the board Bob Betts commented: “These are four very important appointments bringing vital experience and new perspectives from sectors critical to our future well-being. They join a tremendous board of enthusiastic ambassadors for the area, with delivery supported by a fantastic executive team.”
For more information about Marketing Derby and to see the full Board of Directors, visit www.marketingderby.co.uk