Skip to main content

About Us

Placeholder Image


Future Humber promotes the region’s distinctive strengths to the widest audience and accelerates opportunities to unlock the potential in the Humber.

We work to prioritise people, place, partnerships, and the planet with the mission to make a difference, influence and inspire all communities so that opportunities for investment and growth accelerate through our dynamic Humber narrative.


Bondholders is a dynamic business community that collaboratively drives local growth, showcases investment opportunities and accelerates an ambitious vision for the Humber.

We are proud to connect and convene the businesses and communities in the region for a common purpose: to tell the story of a region rich in culture, opportunity and prosperity.

The Future Humber Team

Diana taylor of future humber 2024 04 15 122511 qzhj

Diana Taylor

Managing Director

Leahann barnes of future humber

Leahann Barnes

Engagement and Stakeholder Manager

Paige mcgowan of future humber

Paige McGowan

Marketing Manager

Saffron gregg of future humber

Saffron Gregg

Office Administrator

Joanne brady of future humber

Joanne Brady

Digital Marketing Executive

Olly burdett future humber

Olly Burdett

Content and Design Executive

Board of Directors

Bill walker

Bill Walker

Chair, Future Humber

Andy Parkinson headshot

Andy Parkinson

Chief Executive Officer at Lampada Digital Solutions

Andy sykes

Andy Sykes

Plant Director, Siemens Gamesa

Dr bruce charlesworth

Dr Bruce Charlesworth

Group Chief Medical Officer and Hull Campus Lead at Reckitt

Catherine darby roberts

Catherine Darby-Roberts

Associate Director | Science, Industry and Technology Business Leader

Chris soper

Chris Soper

Joint Managing Director

Professor dave petley vc

Professor Dave Petley


Debra Gray

Debra Gray

Principal and Chief Executive

Diana taylor of future humber 2024 04 15 122511 qzhj

Diana Taylor

Managing Director

Emma toulson

Emma Toulson

Head of Stakeholder Relations

Greg lacey

Greg Lacey

Head of Property at Associated British Ports

Guy bruce 1

Guy Bruce

Chief Executive Officer

Mark pearson kendall

Mark Pearson-Kendall

Managing Partner

Nikki west hs 1

Nikki West

SVP HR for Corporate Services and Head of Global Talent

Paul fursey

Paul Fursey

General Manager, Humber Refinery, for Phillips 66 and the Lead Executive in the U.K.

Richard gwilliam

Richard Gwilliam

UK BECCS Programme Director

Tim shaw

Tim Shaw


Anja hazebroek

Anja Hazebroek

Executive Director of Communications, Marketing and Media Relations, NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board

Andrew hirst

Andrew Hirst

Director & Company Secretary Future Humber, FD, Vytahealth Ltd

Deb oxley obe dl

Deb Oxley OBE DL

Founder Oxley Works, Deputy Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire and Chair of Humber-based charity CatZero and national charity Ownership at Work

Henri murison

Henri Murison

Chief Executive, Northern Powerhouse Partnership

Simon dwyer

Simon Dwyer

CEO, Seafox Management Consultants Ltd

Advisory Board

Alessandro caruso webcrop

Alex Caruso

Managing Director & Principal Architect

Anita pace 0010

Anita Pace

Managing Director

Becky keegan marketing manager boston energy

Becky Keegan

Marketing Manager

Emma Brown

Emma Brown

Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Yorkshire Water

Gareth russell

Gareth Russell

Business Development Manager

Jo dooley 1

Jo Dooley

Business Investment & Tourism Services Manager

Kate van der Sluis

Kate Van Der Sluis

Founder & Managing Partner

Pat Coyle

Pat Coyle

Director of Marketing and Client Relations

Rachel smurthwaite

Rachel Smurthwaite

Head of Communications

Sarah clark

Sarah Clark MBA CMgr MCMI MIED

Acting Director, University of Hull’s Aura Innovation Centre

Gs maggiejohnson

Maggie Johnson

Head of Economy and Funding at North East Lincolnshire Council

Paul hatley

Paul Hatley

Director Marine at Ramboll and Project Director of Lagoon Hull

Future Humber Annual Bondholder Ambassador Summer Celebration 6th July 2023 203 min

Join Our Network

Bondholders are at the heart of everything we do

We're made up of the most dynamic and influential businesses the Humber has to offer. You'll benefit from the use of numerous free materials, events, and media reach.

Join today from £500 and help shape the Humber's future

Find out more