Hilary, Head of Infrastructure for SEMLEP for several years, leads on the delivery of large scale infrastructure strategies and co-ordinates projects which underpin the growth and future success of the South East Midlands economy.
Hilary, who has an MA in economics, previously worked as a senior civil servant in both the Department of Communities and Local Government and the Department for Transport. Hilary's priorities include delivering investment through the Local Growth Deal, overseeing the rollout of European Funds and continuing to build on the success of the LEP’s business growth hub Velocity, which was recently unveiled as one of the best performing hubs in the country.
Hilary is passionate about the South East Midlands and has helped SEMLEP secure millions of pounds for the area, the result of hours of dedication – gathering evidence and working closely with local authority, public and private sector partners.
Hilary was Director of mksm from 2008 to 2011, raising the profile of Milton Keynes South Midlands and enabling local authority and regional partners to deliver high quality growth in a sustainable way with appropriate funding for infrastructure and support services.