Andrew Hodgson OBE
Chair, North East LEP
Andrew has held Chief Executive positions in the energy and subsea sectors, and has been awarded three Queen’s Awards for Industry.
He joined the North East LEP board in 2011 and took over as Chair in 2016, where he works to help drive forward the vision of the North East Strategic Economic Plan to create 100,000 more jobs, and works with key stakeholders to ensure the region’s economy is strengthened.
He also chairs the North East Skills Advisory Panel, is a trustee for the International Centre for Life and the Northern Education Trust. He is a former North East Business Exec of the year and EY Entrepreneur of the Year, and has received an OBE for his work in manufacturing.
Andrew is currently Chairman at Avid Technology, a high growth EV component developer and manufacturer.