THE leader of a local authority has joined a local enterprise as one of its latest board members.

Julia Potts leader of Waverley Borough Council has joined the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) as part of its local authority board.

Cllr Potts becomes the forth local authority representative to join the board.

She said: “I am really pleased to have joined the Enterprise M3 LEP board as a local authority representative.

“The LEP is playing a significant role in driving business and infrastructure growth, as well as improving the quality of life in our area. I look forward to working with other members of the board to build on the remarkable success already achieved.”

Having severed on both Farnham Town Council and Waverley Borough Council since 2011, Cllr Potts become leader of Waverley Borough Council in 2016, she held a variety of portfolios, including leisure, culture and young people, finance, and major projects.

Prior to her involvement in politics, Cllr Potts had a successful 20 year career in the ‘Fast Moving Consumer Goods’ (FMCG) sector, working with Procter & Gamble and Coty Inc., the company behind major cosmetics brands like Chloe, Calvin Klein and Rimmel London, among others.

She became self-employed in 2003, starting her sales, marketing and training consulting business.

In addition to Enterprise M3 LEP, Cllr Potts is a board member of The Farnham Maltings and The Sandy Hill Bungalow, a trustee of Hale Cottage Trust, and Governor at Hale School and Sure Start Centre.