23 Feb 2024

East Midlands Chamber Director to join Devolution Shadow Board

David Williams, a non-executive Director of East Midlands Chamber and chair of Geldards LLP is set to join the Shadow Board of the new East Midlands Combined Authority as Interim Business Representative.

David Williams said: “It’s tremendously exciting to be right at the coal face of devolution and the benefits it will bring to our region in so many areas like transport, housing and investment in skills. The East Midlands has been my home for over thirty years now and working at the heart of business has given me first hand understanding of what the region needs to thrive.”

“Working alongside political leaders I’m really looking forward to playing a key part in ensuring people and businesses get the very best. Bringing decision-making into the region itself, where it’s going to have actual impact brings a great opportunity for economic growth.”

In addition to his roles at East Midlands Chamber and Geldards LLP, David Williams MBE DL is Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Derbyshire, on the board of Nottingham Trent University and is Deputy Chair of D2N2 LEP.