George Beveridge – Chair of Cumbria Education Trust
George has worked in the nuclear energy industry for the past 30+ years in a variety of roles, including an 8 year assignment as Deputy Managing Director of Sellafield Ltd from 2008-16. George’s experience includes plant and project management, R&D, business management as well as general management of several businesses, including major international joint ventures.
George has played a key part in the socio-economic development of the areas in which he has worked. He was a founding Director of the Cumbria Inward Investment Agency as well as founding Chair of the Cumbria LEP; member of the Transport for the North Board; Chairman of Inspira Ltd and former Regional Chair of CBI NW. George has also acted as sponsor of an outstanding Academy secondary school in Cumbria and is an NED on the DfE Northern Regional Board. George was appointed Chair of Business North in April 2018 and has served on its Steering Group since inception in 2015. He has lived in Cumbria for 32 years and enjoys walking and mountain biking in his spare time.