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LEP to recruit two new business leaders

posted 13 May 2013, 08:37 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 13 May 2013, 08:38 ]
The Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is to recruit two new Private Sector Board Members. 

The LEP brings together business leaders and local politicians to make decisions that create substantial economic growth and real jobs. 

James Newman, Chairman of the Sheffield City Region LEP, said:

 “We are looking for new private sector members with the skills, experience and commitment to make strategic decisions which will drive economic growth in the Sheffield City Region.

“Board members need strong political and strategic insight and skills, the ability to form and participate in complex networks and the resilience and commitment to drive progress when tough decisions have to be made.  

“We would particularly welcome applicants with experience in the finance, investment and property sectors and with strong experience in driving business growth.”

Ideal candidates would be a CEO, director or successful entrepreneur working in a sector which is driving the future economic growth of the Sheffield City Region. The tenure of all current private sector members have been extended for periods of one year and two years.  

The Sheffield City Region LEP Board is made up of nineteen members – ten are private sector business leaders and eight are local authority leaders plus the Mayor of Doncaster. The two new vacancies on the Private Sector side of the LEP Board have been made available as a result of Derbyshire Dales joining the LEP, and LEP Board Member Philip Bartey stepping down. Philip Bartey, the Group Chief Executive of The Adsetts Partnership Ltd, has asked to step down as a Board member due to his other business commitments.

James Newman said, “I would like to thank Philip for the significant contribution he made to the LEP over the last two and a half years, in particular during the early days of the Board and in establishing and supporting our sector groups.  

“Given Philip’s wealth of experience and contribution to date, I have asked him to continue in an advisory role to the LEP in the future.”

Appointments to the LEP Board will be made for up to two years, with an estimated commitment of two to three days per month. 

The deadline for applications is Monday 20 May 2013. Applicants are invited to apply through the LEP’s dedicated recruitment website