LEP search for new board members

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The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership has announced the search for new board members to join its 14-strong board.

This includes the position of chairman following the decision by Chris Pomfret to step down after more than four years in the role.

Two other LEP non-executive directors, Anne Carlisle, who is vice-chancellor and chief executive of Falmouth University, and Simon Tregoning, chairman of Helston-based Classic Cottages, will also be stepping down in the coming months having served more than three years each on the LEP board.

The LEP has begun a formal recruitment process to replace all three posts, with full details and information about how to apply now on the LEP website at www.cornwallandislesofscillylep.com

Pomfret, who has been the LEP’s chairman since it came into being in 2011, said: “The LEP has established firm foundations to drive growth and job creation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and as we move towards the implementation of a raft of new investments the time has come to hand over the baton.

“I am very proud of what the LEP and its partners have achieved to date, including a £60 million Growth Deal from Government and setting the priorities for our £500m EU Growth Programme between now and 2020.

“I would also like to pay tribute to Anne and Simon for the enormous contribution they have made to the LEP. Theirs will be big shoes to fill but we look forward to finding new board members with the same passion and commitment to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Pomfret added: “I won’t be disappearing over the hill just yet because we don’t want to rush the recruitment process, and would urge anyone with an interest in these positions to visit our website and find out more.”