LLEP looking for business leaders to improve economic growth

Posted by rmt22 at Mar 27, 2017 09:30 AM |
The Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is looking for six Leicestershire business leaders to join their board for a new three-year term.

The LLEP is one of 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships in the country set up to improve the performance of the local economy and guide growth across the city and the wider county area. It is led by a board of 15 leaders representing the private, public and voluntary sectors, together with an independent Chair from the local business community.

The board members play a key role in helping the LLEP to shape the local economy by influencing local and national government, as well as providing effective governance to the partnership and acting as ambassadors for Leicester and Leicestershire.

The board consists of a strong mix of private sector members with strengths in some of the key sectors highlighted in the main economic growth document, the Strategic Economic Plan. It provides a collective voice to Government about the opportunities presented by the Leicester and Leicestershire economy and makes sure that this voice is heard in Whitehall Westminster and within the Midlands Engine.

Five of the current board members’ term will expire at the end of May 2017 and there is already a vacancy. So the LLEP is seeking six business leaders to join the board for a three-year term.

Nick Pulley, Chair of the LLEP said, “Over the past six years the LLEP Board has been successful in bringing together leaders from the public and private sectors to drive economic growth in our city and county. The strength of this partnership has secured huge amounts of investment and support from government because we share a vision for our economy.

“Board members play extremely important roles from developing our strategy, making key decisions about how we invest our funding which is in excess of £250 million and importantly act as ambassadors for Leicester and Leicestershire at a local, regional and national level.

“They need to share a vision and ambition to drive local economic growth and have broad commercial experience at a senior level. We are looking for people with both commercial acumen and the ability to reach agreement on complex issues that cut across both the public and private sectors.

Applications are strongly encouraged from women and ethnic minorities, who are currently under-represented on the LLEP Board.

Being a LLEP Board member is not a paid position and the commitment can be up to two days per month. The Board term lasts for a period of three years.

The closing date for applications is Friday 5 May 2017. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a panel discussion during week commencing 5 June 2017. Official term of service will formally commence in July 2017 for a period of three years.

Board member information packs for anyone wishing to apply, can be requested by emailing llepchair@llep.org.uk

More details are available on the LLEP website.

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