Author Archives: designworks

Councillor Stewart Young

Leader, Cumbria County Council After leaving school Stewart left Cumbria for the University College of Wales to undertake a degree in Philosophy & Statistics. Returning to Cumbria to develop his career he later became Principal Manager of a firm of … Continue reading

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Peter Thornton

Leader, South Lakeland District Council Peter was born in Kendal and attended Kendal Grammar School before becoming an apprentice with the British  Aircraft Corporation at their Bristol works. While there he worked on the Concorde prototype and was present for … Continue reading

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Prof. Peter Strike

University of Cumbria Prior to becoming Vice Chancellor of the University of Cumbria Peter Strike was Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Knowledge Exchange and Business Engagement) at the University of Sunderland. Following a highly successful career in research and teaching at … Continue reading

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Mike McKinley

Lake District National Park Authority Born in Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire and attended Rickmansworth Grammar School before gaining a place to read history at the University of Birmingham, from where I graduated in 1965. I joined the Marchon Division of Albright … Continue reading

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Stephen Broughton

Representing tourism and hospitality and based in South Lakeland Stephen has spent most of his working life in the tourism industry both within and outside the county. Over the last 20 years he has developed businesses in Cumbria, including the … Continue reading

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Jackie Arnold – Vice Chair

Representing specialist manufacturing and based in Furness With a strong track record in corporate finance, bringing significant financial expertise to the Board, Jackie is responsible for financial governance and for strategy at BAE Systems Submarine Solutions. Jackie is a Board … Continue reading

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George Beveridge – Chair

Representing energy and nuclear and based in West Cumbria Deputy MD of Nuclear Management Partners (Sellafield), George has spent 25 years in a variety of roles in the UK nuclear industry, including two previous spells at Sellafield. He has been … Continue reading

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