A COUNTYWIDE partnership on a mission to boost the economy and create jobs is seeking two new directors for its board.
The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking two "outstanding" individuals holding senior positions in the private or voluntary sectors to join the seven-strong private sector members of the LEP board, chaired by Chris Pomfret. The LEP has said it is looking for individuals respected for their business leadership, strategic thinking and team players with a "vision and tenacity to make a difference". There is also an opportunity for one of the successful candidates to chair the LEP's Employment and Skills Board.
As part of the three-year appointments the successful candidates will be involved in the LEP's significant negotiation of the Growth Deal for the region with the Government. It will work to finalise its investment strategy for the next European funding programme, which is worth more than £500 million to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly from 2014 to 2020.
Chris Pomfret, chairman of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP, said: "This is a very exciting time to join the LEP's board and we are looking to recruit outstanding people who share our vision of creating new jobs and delivering sustainable economic growth for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly."
The positions have become vacant following the departure of two original board directors. Gaynor Coley has left Cornwall and her role as executive director of the Eden Project to become director of public programmes at Kew Gardens, in London.
Richard Reed is focusing on other commitments, including his role as a board member of Falmouth Harbour Commissioners.