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. His previous Chair roles include the Public Chairs Forum, Pentathlon GB, the Council of the University of Sussex, the Regulatory Partnership Group for Higher Education and the Council of UCAS.
As well as holding directorships in a number of private companies, he is a member of 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.
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 Chairman of SELEP, Christian receives an allowance of up to £20,000 per annum plus expenses.
Christian is the SME (small and medium sized enterprises) representative on the Board.