Committee details

West Bromwich Town Deal Board

Purpose of committee


The West Bromwich Town Deal Board comprises a wide range of key stakeholders from community, business, voluntary, public-sector and faith organisations and is chaired by Chris Hinson, Sandwell Business Ambassador.


The Board will review progress of the Towns Fund Programme and projects, assessing change requests and ensuring compliance with Heads of Terms.


Throughout project delivery, the Board will see through the town vision, take ownership of their proposed projects and provide a level of accountability.


Meetings are not open to the public and press.



To co-ordinate the three Towns Deals in Sandwell, an overarching Towns Fund Superboard (Town Deal Board) was established in July 2020 with three Town-level Local Boards established as working groups of the Superboard.


The model of the Superboard being supported by three Local Boards has been effective throughout Phase 1 – Development of Town Investment Plans (submitted to DLUHC October 2020) and Phase 2 – Development of Full Business Case (Submitted to DLUHC by March 2022), through robust due diligence and assurance processes.


On 18 May 2022, SMBC Cabinet approved the Governance Arrangements for the Towns Fund Programme Phase 3 – Delivery (109/22). As a result, the Sandwell Superboard structure has been replaced by the three Local Boards, who inherit Superboard responsibilities: -


·      West Bromwich Town Deal Board

·      Smethwick Town Deal Board

·      Rowley Regis Town Deal Board


To view historic Superboard meeting papers, please click here.



  • Chris Hinson  (Chair) 
  • Jude Thompson  (Vice-Chair) 
  • Councillor Kerrie Carmichael    SMBC Leader
  • Councillor Peter Hughes    SMBC Cabinet Member, Regeneration and Growth
  • Councillor Suzanne Hartwell    SMBC Cabinet Member
  • Councillor Laura Rollins    SMBC Cabinet Member
  • Councillor Steve Melia    SMBC West Bromwich Town Lead Member
  • Rt Hon Nicola Richards MP    MP West Bromwich East Constituency
  • Sandeep Shingadia    Representing Transport for West Midlands
  • Geoff Layer    Representing Black Country LEP
  • Jo Nugent    Representing Homes England
  • Andrew Bent    Representing The GAP Centre
  • Danielle Hawthorne    Representing Young People
  • Emma Chetcuti    Representing Multistory
  • Glynis Tomlinson    Representing West Midlands Police
  • Leona Bird    Representing SCVO
  • Luke Tyler    Representing YMCA
  • Monica Shafaq   
  • Rob Lake    Representing The Albion Foundation
  • Shane Ward    Representing West Bromwich African Caribbean Centre
  • Simon Griffiths    Representing Sandwell College
  • Wendy Brookfield    Representing Greets Green Community Enterprise
  • Kim Bromley-Derry CBE DL    SMBC Managing Director Commissioner
  • Surjit Tour    SMBC Monitoring Officer
  • Emma Parkes  (Secretary)