Christian Brodie was appointed Chair of the South East LEP following the March 2016 Strategic Board Meeting. He has high-level experience in business, international finance, higher education and working closely with Government departments.
Christian is the Chair of the Student Loans Company, the Council of the University of Sussex, the Public Chairs Forum, the Council of UCAS and Pentathlon GB.
After reading law at Oxford University, Christian took on legal roles in corporate finance in the City of London and on Wall Street. He subsequently joined the financial services industry where his career progressed to Vice Chairman of UBS Investment Bank, reporting to the Chief Executive.
As well as holding directorships in a number of private companies, he is a member of the Boards of UCEA, the Financial Sustainability Group of HEFCE and the Greater Anglia Stakeholders Advisory Group. He also serves on the Grants Committee of the Wates Foundation, his family charity supporting projects principally in London and the South East.
As Chairman of SELEP, Christian receives an allowance of up to £20,000 per annum plus expenses.