New Anglia LEP names former Ipswich Building Society boss as new skills board chairman

Paul Winter speaking at the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Networking Lunch at Seckford Hall Woodbridge

Paul Winter speaking at the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Networking Lunch at Seckford Hall Woodbridge. Picture: David Garrad

The New Anglia LEP has named the new chairman of its skills board, who takes over from a veteran of the regional organisation.

Adnams chief executive Andy Wood, outgoing chairman of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (

Adnams chief executive Andy Wood, outgoing chairman of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) skills board, and Saul Humphrey, regional managing director of construction at Morgan Sindall, sign the New Anglia construction sector skills plan in December 2016. Picture: New Anglia LEP - Credit: Supplied

Paul Winter comes to the LEP after retiring as chief executive of Ipswich Building Society at the end of 2016.

Appointed MBE in 2015 for his work on improving the skills and employability of young people in Suffolk, Mr Winter is also on the board of the University of Suffolk and a non-executive director of the Teachers Building Society.

He replaces Adnams chief executive and inaugural New Anglia LEP chairman Andy Wood, who has chaired the skills board since its inception in 2014 and led initiatives to secure millions of pounds of investment in Norfolk and Suffolk's further education colleges.

Mr Winters said: 'I am fortunate to be involved in a board which has grown in strength and effectiveness in the three years since it was set up. This is in no small part due to the efforts of my predecessor, Andy Wood.'


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