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Councillor Roger Begy, OBE

Leader of Rutland County Council

After graduating from Oxford, Roger went on to become managing director at Alcan Polyfoil. He has since held senior board positions at Green Giant and British Sugar until semi retiring. He now continues with interests in start-up companies.

Roger was the first chairman of Lincolnshire & Rutland Learning and Skills Council and in 2008 was appointed Regional Chair for the East Midlands. In the same year, he received the OBE for services to further education

Since 2003, Roger has been Leader of Rutland County Council and is on the East Midlands Councils Executive. He is also Chair of the Regional Improvement Board. Roger is Regional Children’s champion and is a shadow governor of Leicestershire Partnership Trust. He is a board member on the Local Government Association Culture Tourism & Sport board and is Chair of the Regional Services Network.