Professor Alison Hodge MBE

Alison was appointed to the Corporation in October 2015. She is employed as a Professor of Engineering Leadership at Aston University. Previously, she has worked in Defence Industry and as a Government research physicist and manager. Alison has a BSc and PhD in Physics from Reading University and is a Chartered Engineer. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of the Women in Engineering Society, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of Women in Science and Engineering. She was awarded an MBE for services to the Institute of Physics in 2002.

Peter Davies

Chief Executive of CK Chartered Accountants; World and EMEA Region Board member of PrimeGlobal, a worldwide Association of Independent Accountancy Practices. Peter Graduated from London University with a degree in Mathematics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Laura Wakelin

Laura was appointed as a Member of the Corporation in October 2014. Laura is currently the Deputy Chief Executive (Communications & Marketing) at Black Country Living Museum and prior to that has held senior positions within Marketing Departments at English Heritage and the University of Birmingham respectively. She graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts.

Valerie Little

Valerie is a Public Health Specialist. She has served as a Board Executive Director of health authorities for 18 years, latterly as Director of Public Health in Dudley from 2002 to 2014. She holds a BSc (Hons) from Bristol University, a DipSocAdmin from London School of Economics, a MSocSci and MPH from Birmingham University. She is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Faculty of Public Health. Valerie was born and went to school in Dudley and currently lives in the Borough. She is a Governor of a local school and a Trustee of a national housing-related charity.

Lowell Williams (Chair)

Appointed as Principal of Dudley College of Technology from 10th March 2008. Previously, Principal of South Leicestershire College, an Ofsted Outstanding Beacon Award College. Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Black Country Living Museum and Board member of the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership.

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