CLES, the UK’s leading, independent think and do tank realising progressive economics for people and place, has announced the appointment of Denise Hyland and Niall Bolger to its Board of Trustees.
Gill Steward, Chair of Trustees commented:
‘CLES is delighted that Denise and Niall are joining the Board. They have extensive experience and skills in economic development and both have a strong commitment and passion for the work of CLES. This is an important time for CLES – our work on Local Wealth Building and new Municipalism is gaining influence across the UK and internationally, and the number of organisations developing different economic development models grounded in our research and supported by CLES grows day by day. Denise and Niall will play an important role in supporting the next step of the CLES journey.’
Denise Hyland has provided political leadership on the economy of the Royal Borough of Greenwich since 2007, when she was appointed as Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills. For four years, Denise served as Leader of the Council (May 2014 – May 2018). She has since returned as Cabinet Member for Economy, Skills and Apprenticeships.