Newport director chosen to advise ministers
9:46am Sunday 10th March 2013 in News
A NEWPORT director has made the cut to join the Welsh Industrial Development Advisory Board.
Mike Greenway, of Newport, has been appointed by Business Minister, Edwina Hart, to join the Welsh Industrial Development Advisory Board (WIDAB).
Mr Greenway will be joining four other new members in advising the Minister on grant support to businesses, over a three year term, until 31 December 2015.
The board meets once a month to advise on financial support for businesses in excess of £500,000 with the final decision to be made by ministers. Currently Commercial Director of Cassidian Ltd in Newport, Mr Greenway, is responsible for the Quality & Process, Communications, Change Management, Marketing and Commercial Directorates.
Mr Greenway also played a key role in turning Cassidian, a company which deals with global security and secure networks, into a major force in South Wales, employing over 800 now in Newport.
He joins the current WIDAB members - Valerie Barrett, Chairwoman ( appointed May 2003), Kerry Diamond, (appointed March 2005), David Williams (appointed March 2005) and Alan Proctor ( appointed October 2009).