Liz Fothergill is the Derby business representative.
Elizabeth Fothergill is Chair of Pennine Healthcare, a Derby based manufacturing company employing 380 people producing single use medical disposable products for hospitals in the UK and via distributors to over 70 countries worldwide. As a very keen exporter, Liz has recently been recruited by UK Trade and Investment as a Catalyst member, a global network of business leaders promoting UK excellence internationally.
Elizabeth is passionate about the positive influence business can have in education and community development. She is HRH the Prince of Wales Ambassador for Business in the Community in the East Midlands, Vice President of the Derby and Nottingham Chamber of Commerce and the Derby City business representative for D2N2, the Derby and Nottingham Local Economic Partnership. Elizabeth was Deputy Chair of the University of Derby from 2003-2013 and is currently Chair of Derwent Stepping Stones (a neighbourhood nursery and training academy) and Derbyshire Dales Careline; a board member of the YMCA Derbyshire and governor of Landau Forte Moorhead Academy. She is also on the shadow board of Derby Manufacturing University Technical College (opening 2015).
Mr Gadsby is one of the region’s best known and successful business leaders and brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise, particularly in the areas of property development, regeneration, construction and business finance.
During the past 20 years Mr. Gadsby has built up substantial businesses, the forerunner being Birch PLC with a £100m turnover. Latterly under the Ark Capital banner, Mr Gadsby has grown a business portfolio incorporating some of the most successful companies in the region including Radleigh Group, Miller Birch and Cedar House Investments. Recently Mr Gadsby has established a £10m venture capital fund backing businesses in the food, IT, telecoms and technology sectors. Job creation has always been at the forefront of Mr Gadsby’s drive to develop in the area. On Pride Park he has delivered 300,000sq.ft. of mixed use development leading to the creation of 700 jobs. In November 2012 he completed the 105,000sq.ft. Trinity House office development, for E.On UK, safeguarding 1000 jobs and providing a tremendous economic boost for Nottingham.
In 2009, his achievements were recognised by the University of Derby with the award of an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
Currently Leader of Nottingham City Council, Jon has been a Councillor of St. Ann's, an inner city ward, in Nottingham since 1987. During this time he has served as Chair, Community Development Committee, 7 years as Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Education and Work (1999-2003).
Jon chairs the Renewal Trust a local community development trust, will be a Board member of the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire local enterprise partnership, and was previously a Board Member on the City's Primary Care Trust, the Learning and Skills Council and the Greater Nottingham Partnership Forum.
He was until recently Chair of One Nottingham the City's Local Strategic Partnership. Prior to undertaking his current role as Leader (since 2003), Jon completed an MBA (Public Services) and worked as an Urban Regeneration Consultant and Housing Development Officer.
Professor Sir David Greenaway was appointed Nottingham’s sixth Vice‑Chancellor in 2008, having previously been a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University for both Research and Infrastructure.
A Professor of Economics, he was the founding Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy. His research interests lie primarily in the fields of trade and labour market adjustment, cross-border investment, and international trade policy. Professor Greenaway has also acted as a consultant to the World Bank, the European Commission and the United Nations. He was Chair of the UK Armed Forces Pay Review Body from 2004 until 2010 and in 2013 was appointed as Honorary Colonel of the East Midlands Universities Officers Training Corps.
He is currently a Member of the Government’s Asia Task Force, and its Higher Education Task Force. He is a Trustee of CASE Europe and a member of the National Centre for Universities and Business Leadership Council. He has also just completed a comprehensive independent review of UK postgraduate medical education and training. He was awarded an Honorary Citizenship of Ningbo, China, in September 2012.
Sir David received a knighthood for services to Higher Education in the 2014 Birthday Honours list.