Suzanne Bond is the Chief Executive of Cornwall Development Company and sits on our board in an ex-officio capacity. She has a 25 year track record in economic development, leading in both economic policy and strategy development and its delivery on the ground.
A political-economist and strategist by background, Suzanne has held senior executive positions with and within European, national, regional and sub regional organisations. She has led on aspects of regional economic development with organisations as diverse as the European Commission in Brussels, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in Whitehall, regional development agencies in France, Spain, Portugal and Scotland, the Government Office for South West in Bristol and the South West Regional Development Agency. The common theme/denominator of her working life is Cornwall and its economic prosperity; she has been an advocate and negotiator for Cornwall at EU, national and regional level for over 20 years.
Suzanne joined Cornwall Development Company (CDC) as Chief Executive in November 2010 and is responsible for the delivery of a c. £295m gross programme of economic development in Cornwall, on behalf of Cornwall Council and the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership.
Suzanne has been a non Executive Director of VisitBritain’s England Marketing Board, of Visit England and the VisitEngland Advisory Board itself for the past 10 years. She speaks fluent French and Spanish and currently lives with her family in Falmouth.