Marches LEP seeks new chair

Economy & Politics | Midlands
Paul Hinkins
Paul Hinkins, Deputy Chair of Marches LEP

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership is recruiting for a new chair to lead the organisation’s work to create thousands of jobs across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

Current chair Graham Wynn is nearing the end of his term of office at the LEP after being in post for six years.

Paul Hinkins, Marches LEP deputy chair, said they were looking for an inspirational and widely-respected business leader to take up the role leading the LEP, which brings together the private sector with the region’s local authorities and public sector partners.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for a person of real standing and calibre in the business community to join the LEP and make a significant difference to the economic future of the region and the lives of thousands of people,” Paul said.

“The successful candidate will have a track record of inspirational business leadership in the private sector, command the respect of both the public and private sector and have outstanding knowledge of the region’s business environment.

“They will also have the credibility to champion the area at a regional and national level, have the highest standards of integrity and wide experience of corporate governance.”

The chair will lead the board in delivering its strategic objectives, setting priorities and monitoring performance and the appointment will initially be for a three-year term.

The deadline for applications is July 29.

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