Sarah Louise Fairburn has been appointed as Deputy Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Board.

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Louise Fairburn as Deputy Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Board.

A Director of Alford-based Fairburn’s Eggs, Sarah Louise joined the LEP Board in January 2019 to provide the board with invaluable insight into Lincolnshire’s growing food industry – a priority sector for the LEP.

She will now deputise for the LEP’s Chair Pat Doody, who took over the role from Ursula Lidbetter OBE in March this year.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with the board and promoting the many benefits of doing business in Greater Lincolnshire,” said Sarah Louise.

“The last few months have been very challenging for everyone, but with our close links to the private sector, the health and food sectors and local authorities the LEP has been in a strong position to help.

“Having seen the potential of the LEP to support businesses and communities I’m really pleased that I’ve been given the opportunity to take more of a leadership role on the board and am looking forward to continuing to fly the flag for our region.”

Three more new faces have been recruited to the LEP Board of Directors: Yvonne Adam from Young’s Seafoods, Alison Ballard from BAE Systems and Air Commodore Suraya Marshall from RAF College Cranwell.

As Frozen Business Managing Director at Young’s Seafoods’ in Grimsby, Yvonne Adam is responsible for the cross functional team that leads frozen, international and foodservice sales, as well as for marketing and product innovation for the UK’s number one seafood company.

She has worked for some of the UK’s best known brands, including Premier Foods, Baxters Food Group and Jeyes Group, and has lived in Lincolnshire for over 20 years.

Alison Ballard is the Director of UK Typhoon Support for BAE Systems based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

After working as an engineer at Goodrich Engine Control Systems and Airbus UK, she joined BAE Systems in 2010 and is responsible for delivering the required output to the MOD through over 700 people across three sites.

Suraya Marshall joined the RAF as a navigator in 1994 and flew three tours overseas including in Iraq. She has been Commandant in charge of RAF College Cranwell since December 2019.