The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed three new non-executive directors to its board.
They are Professor Mark Goodwin, deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Exeter; Emmie Kell, chief executive of the Cornwall Museums Partnership and Sarah Trethowan, director of TRAC Services in Redruth.
Their combined experience spans higher education, social enterprise and private business.
The announcement follows the appointment last week of Mark Duddridge, a main board director of Samworth Brothers, as chair-elect of the LEP who will take over from current chairman, Chris Pomfret, when he steps down in the New Year.
Pomfret said: “I am delighted to welcome Sarah, Emmie and Mark to the board. Having originally recruited for two non-executive directors the field was so strong, with over 50 applications, we decided to appoint three.
“We wanted to ensure that our new directors reflected the business community; that the importance of higher education was reflected on our Board and we were also fortunate to have an excellent field of candidates from the social enterprise, voluntary and community sectors, reflecting their importance to our economy.
“I know our new Directors will all make a great contribution to the LEP’s work.”
The new board members become non-executive directors of the LEP with immediate effect. Current board members Anne Carlisle, vice-chancellor and chief executive of Falmouth University; and Simon Tregoning, chairman of Helston-based holiday cottage business Classic Cottages, will step down before the end of the year having fulfilled their three-year terms.
It means the LEP will have 15 board members in total, with a small executive team headed by Chief Executive Sandra Rothwell.