LEP Announces Search For New Board Members

LEP Chairman, Chris Pomfret

LEP Chairman, Chris Pomfret

The Chairman of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, Chris Pomfret, is leaving after four years in the role.

And the LEP, the public and private sector partnership that sets economic priorities for the region, is keen to hear from islanders who would like to apply for a seat on their board.

As well as the Chairman’s post, there will be two additional vacancies on the board of 14 representatives.

Chris says the LEP has, “established firm foundations to drive growth and job creation” in Scilly and Cornwall and they’ve recently set the priorities for the region’s £500m EU Growth Programme, running until 2020.

Islanders who put themselves forward will need to be respected for business leadership and have the “credibility to champion Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly at all levels,” including in negotiations with the government.

You’d be expected to commit around two days each month.

The LEP says that if an islands-based applicant is successful, he or she won’t be out of pocket. Travel and accommodation expenses for attending board meetings will be reimbursed.

Scilly currently has a single, public-sector representative on the board – Cllr Richard McCarthy.

Full details and information about how to apply are on the LEP website at www.cornwallandislesofscillylep.com