LEP chairman gets honorary degree from Coventry University

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Jonathan Browning.

THE chairman of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) has been given an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration by Coventry University.

Jonathan Browning has been honoured for his significant contribution to the global automotive industry which has seen him work for Volkswagen, Ford, General Motors Europe and Vauxhall Motors.

The 58-year-old studied industrial economics at Nottingham University before travelling to America to complete an MBA at Duke University, and has been CWLEP chairman since 2014.

“I am very flattered to be given this degree,”Mr Browning said.

“I have had a really rewarding career with some great companies. It has allowed me to work across the world in a fascinating industry.

“I returned to Coventry and Warwickshire after working in America and was keen to put something back into the area I very much regard as home and in my time with the CWLEP, we have been able to make a tangible contribution to the local economy.”