Position: Chair


Nick Abell was appointed interim chair of the CWLEP in April 2020.

He became a board director at the CWLEP in 2012 and he was appointed vice-chair five years later.

He will shortly become chair of the CWLEP’s Programme Delivery Board which he has been a member of since it was established in 2015, and he was chair of the CWLEP’s Finance & Governance Board until he was appointed interim chair of the entire organisation.

Nick represents the CWLEP on the West Midlands Combined Authority’s Investment Board and as a non-executive director on the board of the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC).

Nick qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and after working in the West End of London until 1986, he re-joined Wright Hassall in Leamington Spa.

He was promoted to partner in 1988 and then senior partner until he stepped down from being a partner four years ago.

He is currently chairman of Wright Hassall, which is a leading law firm in the region.

Nick is a trustee at the Elizabeth Creek Charitable Trust and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

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