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New MD and advisory board figures at ‘strengthened’ Bondholders

THE Humber’s private sector-led marketing organisation, Bondholders, has made a new senior appointment. 

New MD and advisory board figures at ‘strengthened’ Bondholders

Diana Taylor has been named as managing director, while the advisory board has been strengthened with four new appointments; Kirsten Bolton, marketing director at Willerby Ltd; James Livermore, corporate account manager at Handelsbanken in Grimsby; Andy Parkinson, group director for strategy and innovation at Spencer Group and Yvonne Adam, marketing director at Young’s Seafood. 

Diana joins the advisory board and leads the executive team at what she describes as a “time of unprecedented investment and opportunity across the estuary,” leading the strategic place marketing of the Humber to attract investment and talent. 

She said: “I’ve been so impressed with the energy of the team and what they have achieved. It’s also clear we have a fantastic network of businesses and organisations that play such a significant part in our marketing of the Humber.

“I’m really looking forward to working collaboratively with the Bondholders members, and building upon our relationships and engagement with the whole region, to promote the Humber as a great place to invest.”

Diana, who founded her own consultancy in business transformation, developed her career at BP, working as a key part of the team that established Saltend Chemicals Park.

She is described as bringing strong analytical skills and a proven competence in business development, change management, communications and organisational development.

Bondholders chair, Anita Pace, said the new role reflected the need for the 280-strong organisation to extend its influence and impact.

She said: “This is a fantastic time for the region and with Diana’s appointment we have taken the opportunity to enhance the senior role in the executive team. We are delighted that Diana has joined us and we look forward to Diana working with Bondholders across the region to promote the Humber as a great place to live, work and invest.”

The changes to the advisory board reflects Bondholders’ Humber-wide membership and the estuary’s key growth sectors.

Anita said: “I’m thrilled that we have been able to assemble such a strong advisory board to shape and direct the work of the Bondholders. 

“The board is made up of an impressive combination of people from around the Humber who bring strong marketing experience and an investor’s perspective to our activities.

“It is very clear that what unites this new team is their desire and commitment to help to drive the region forward, working with Bondholder members.  We are very fortunate to have such strong support and exceptional expertise around the table.”

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