Rebecca joined Dorset LEP in October 2020 to lead the business, skills and industry activities of Dorset LEP, directly supporting the board and director in achieving vision and ambition. Rebecca will be driving the delivery and impact of the Local Industrial Strategy and its associated strategies.

Previously, Rebecca worked within the financial services sector before undertaking a range of roles across Bournemouth University since 2000. For the last 7 years, Rebecca has been Assistant Chief Operating Officer at BU, successfully implementing operational strategy across the university’s professional service directorate at the direction of the Chief Operating Officer. Personal highlights included securing £5m development funding from HEFCE and leading the operational purchase of Chapel Gate Community Sports Ground.