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Following the announcement of Lord Haskins stepping down as Chair of the Humber LEP after eight years in the post, the LEP is now seeking to appoint his successor.

Under the leadership of Lord Haskins, significant progress has been made in stimulating significant growth in the Humber economy. Substantial investment has been attracted into the region and more jobs have been created.

This is an exciting opportunity for a determined individual with the skills and experience to lead the Humber LEP, as it builds on its national reputation as ‘Energy Estuary’ of UK by developing and delivering on the, soon to be published,  Local Industrial Strategy   – to accelerate clean growth and decarbonisation.

The Humber LEP, through effective partnership working, has significantly raised its profile Government and investors, and has assisted to create the economic conditions to support business growth. The Humber LEP prides itself in  creating a friendly and supportive partnership environment, welcoming new and different opinions, because we understand the highest performing organisations bring together a broad range of knowledge, views and experiences to ensure they make the best decisions.

Chief Executive of the Humber LEP, Kishor Tailor, said: “The new Chair will join us at an exciting time, building on firm foundations to bring further success through the lens of our Local Industrial Strategy, which articulates our ambition for our future.  The Strategy is focused in key areas of strength and opportunity; in particular, as the UK’s Energy Estuary, the agendas of clean growth and decarbonisation.

“We have set ourselves bold targets, including being net carbon zero by 2040, well ahead of the national target.  Our confidence in our ambition is grounded in deep partnership between private and public sectors, our robust governance and record of successful delivery.”

“The Chair of the Humber LEP occupies a high-profile role.  We are looking for a senior business leader who will be an effective advocate and champion for the Humber Economic Region and its inclusive growth, have the skills and experience to provide high quality leadership to the Humber LEP, and will work constructively and inclusively with a diverse range of stakeholders from the private and public sectors as well as government.”

We are committed to a diverse representation within the Humber LEP and actively encourage women and BAME to apply.

A detailed recruitment pack setting out further information on the role, the Humber LEP and how to apply for this position is available by clicking here.

Information can also be requested by emailing Charley.McCarthy@penna.com or for a confidential discussion, please call Roger Russell on 07710 701 570. Deadline for application is Friday 15th November 2019.