Linda Edworthy

Assist Strategy Board

33 years’ experience working in the public sector with the private sector in NE England to deliver economic growth and regeneration. I have mentored and encouraged the development of work colleagues and staff females to support them in achieving their ambitions in quite a male dominated sector.

33 years’ experience working in the public sector with the private sector in NE England to deliver economic growth and regeneration with more than 10 years working in Tees Valley.

I am a strategic thinker with a very practical skills set.  I have extensive experience and achieved significant success in policy and strategy development and delivery at the national, regional and local level across the complete range of economic development and regeneration areas of activity; developing and delivering funding bids, programmes, and the development of projects (both capital and revenue) from a vision to on the ground delivery, completion and evaluation.

I have worked with a very broad range of public, private and voluntary and community organisations throughout my career and have been a member of a number of local and national networks including chairing the national Economic Development Officers Society.

When I started my career, it was an extremely male-dominated sector.  I have always sought to develop all of my staff.  However, given my experience and having a daughter (also a son) I have taken a particular interest in mentoring and encouraging the development of young women and female work colleagues to support them in achieving their ambitions in what is still quite a male-dominated sector.  I have also worked proactively in Tees Valley to change the balance of private sector involvement in public / private partnership working.

The strategy board is an excellent way to bring more focus to the activities.  I’m a great believer in asking people what has worked well for them and what could work better. What would they like to see more or less of in the future.

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