Tim Smith MBE

Chief Executive, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP

Tim is the chief executive of Thames Valley Berkshire LEP; one of 38 LEPs in England. His remit is to deliver the LEP’s £182m investment programme and achieve an uplift of GVA worth £700m to Thames Valley Berkshire, over five years.

He was previously the director of Reading UK CIC and prior to that one of the first local council chief executives to achieve the government’s benchmark for a ‘Quality Council’. Between 2006 and 2008 Tim was an advisor to DCLG on national partnership policy.