EEI’s Director of Operations appointed to Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership Board

Back to InsightsMay 24, 2021

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EEI is delighted to announce that Dominic Smith, Director of Operations at EEI has been appointed to the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Defence and Security Board. The Greater Lincolnshire LEP Defence Board is tasked with developing and growing the defence sector across Lincolnshire.

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP is a business led partnership made up of private and public sector leaders. Working with Government and stakeholders enables Greater Lincolnshire LEP to deliver the strategic projects and programmes that will drive local prosperity and economic growth. The Greater Lincolnshire LEP works with businesses, education and local authority partners to improve infrastructure, skills and business support.

Thanks to Lincolnshire’s historic links with the RAF and a long history in engineering and manufacturing the defence sector has been identified in the emerging Lincolnshire Industrial Strategy as a major opportunity for economic growth.

Dom had this to say about his appointment “I am immensely proud to have been invited to join the newly formed Defence and Security Advisory Board for the Greater Lincolnshire LEP. The mandate we have is crucial to support the continued success of the region and hopes to further the historic ties between Defence and industry within Lincolnshire. I am excited for the challenge and looking forward to working collaboratively with some of the most innovative minds within the industry”

Dom joined EEI as the Director of Operations in 2018, bringing experience gained from his 11 years of Royal Air Force Service. He has over 2000 operational flying hours on the MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Air System. As one of only two MQ-9 Qualified Weapons Instructors available in industry he brings in-depth expertise in Beyond Visual Line Of Sight Unmanned Air System operations specialising in planning, executing and leading within the tactical, operational and strategic domains.