Chair (Equality and Diversity Champion)

Julie Kapsalis has worked in economic development for 20 years with a particular focus on enterprise, skills and social inclusion. As well as being Chair of Coast to Capital LEP, she is Chair of the Catalyst South Group of the six South East LEPs.


Julie served as an advisor to the UK Government's task force on women's enterprise and has recently contributed to the Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship including developing the expert in residence programme and the pilot to gender disaggregate LEP data.


Julie is Executive Director at Nescot in Surrey. She is an Executive Council Member at Gatwick Diamond Business, Skills Ambassador for the Institute of Directors and Trustee of the Worthing Theatres & Museum. She is former Chair of the Chichester Chamber of Commerce & Industry.


 Julie previously worked as director at the South East England Development Agency, managing a portfolio of contracts including Business Link and Finance South East. Prior to this she has a background in consumer marketing and PR. In 2012 she fulfilled a long-held ambition to work on the London 2012 Olympics and managed a legacy programme to encourage volunteering and community engagement in sport.


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