Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership has appointed a new member to its board.

The business-led, government-funded, partnership has welcomed a non-executive director.

Poppy Naylor, who is the face of the new role, is a charity and fundraising marketing consultant with more than 20 years’ experience in the voluntary sector.

Since 2017, Poppy has run her own consultancy business with clients including Save The Children, Macmillan Cancer Support and Unicef UK’s Soccer Aid, which raised a record £7.9 million last year. She has also spent 15 years at Cancer Research UK leading the campaigns team, including the Stand up to Cancer Campaign.

The LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership), aims to drive economic growth and the creation of high-quality jobs in Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly. The board is made up of a 17-member panel including people from business, education, the voluntary sector and local authorities.

Poppy said: “I’m passionate about helping charity leaders, fundraisers and marketers transform their performance and I hope my diverse experience will be an asset to the LEP. It’s an exciting time to be joining the team and I look forward to championing Cornwall and Scilly.”

Alongside the new appointment, Poppy is a keen rower and rows in the St Agnes surfboat team, where she also lives with her husband and son.

The LEP chair Mark Duddridge added: “We’re delighted to welcome Poppy to the LEP and I have no doubt her skills and experience will enrich our Board and its decision-making. We will shortly publish our Local Industrial Strategy which will set our future priorities. We look forward to working with business, government and partners on delivering against that agenda.”

The LEP’s future investments include contributing to a raft of projects- ranging from road improvements, unlocking housing and employment sites, to rail infrastructure, new workspaces and business growth.