Joshua Schumann

Joshua Schumann

Non-Executive Director

Joshua is an elected member of both Cambridgeshire County Council and East Cambridgeshire District Council, and continues to work in a self-employed capacity in both the education and commercial sectors. 

At the district council Joshua spent six years chairing the planning committee, and was instrumental in helping to transform the council’s planning department developing an in-depth knowledge of planning law and processes. Joshua was subsequently appointed as the deputy leader of the district council and continues to use his skills, energy and passion to support and run the council for the benefit of its residents. 

As Chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Commercial and Investment Committee Joshua established the council’s commercial agenda and developed an investment portfolio of over £160m. Joshua has also overseen the sale and promotion of land and property for the council, generating much needed income to support the council’s core services. Joshua continues to take a lead role in the county council and managing its £500m revenue budget, while ensuring it delivers important services to support residents and business across the county.

Joshua spent 7 years as the owner and manager of a successful local business, and used his skills and commercial acumen to grow the company and significantly improve profitability, before selling and moving on to new challenges. 

In a voluntary capacity Joshua has taken on many roles in supporting the arts and education. Joshua is a Trustee of Viva Arts and Community Group, and is supporting the organisation during a significant period of change and growth; including the development of a new £2m theatre in his hometown of Soham. Joshua is a Director to The Staploe Educational Trust and Chairman of The Weatheralls Primary School governing body.  

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