Our Board

Cross River Partnership is a truly public-private partnership and as such has a Co-Chairing arrangement.

Simon Pitkeathley

Camden Town Unlimited BID – Cross River Partnership Private Sector Co-Chair

Simon has a background in banking and politics and has been CEO of the multi-award winning Camden Town BID, Camden Town Unlimited, since 2007. He is currently Co-Chair of Cross River Partnership and sits on the London Enterprise Panel (LEP), SME Working Group and is a member of the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP). Earlier roles included working for the Prime Minister in 2001 and 2005, Executive Director of the British Bankers' Association between 1999 and 2003 and consultancy work for various clients including JP Morgan, Citigroup and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) between 2003 and 2007. Simon remains a Director of an online retail business which he sold in 2013.

Councillor Wendy Hyde

The City of London Corporation – Cross River Partnership Public Sector Co-Chair

Wendy currently serves on the City of London Corporation Policy and Resources, Finance, Port Health and Environment, Culture, Heritage and Libraries Committees, as well as the Board of the Barbican Arts Centre. She is a Trustee of Blind in Business; a charity which helps blind and partially sighted graduates find proper graduate employment, and has held this post since 2014. She is also the Immediate Past Master and Chairman of the World Traders’ Charitable Trust. She is a former Member of the DTI London and South East Regional Industrial Development Board which advised on the award of development grants (Selective Finance for Investment in England) and has previously held posts with Bank of England, most recently as Agent for Greater London.