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The new Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership is looking for its first Chair.

This high profile role requires a dynamic and experience business leader to establish and lead a board and help raise the profile of the area.

Applications are being invited from those with drive, energy and a passion for Hull and East Yorkshire, someone who is an effective advocate and champion for the area.

The successful applicant will need to move the LEP forward at a pace in these challenging times with the first task to establish a new strong and diverse board of local business leaders, public and third sectors.

The Board’s remit will be to initiate the economic priorities for Hull and East Yorkshire, setting the landscape for economic recovery and securing the resources needed for growth.

Leader of Hull City Council, Councillor Stephen Brady said: “This is a rare and exciting opportunity for someone with a vested interest in Hull and East Yorkshire to make a real difference.”

Councillor Richard Burton, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council said: “This is a great time for the new Hull and East Riding LEP to be looking for a new chairman as there are a number of substantial and exciting projects on the horizon which will see the economy of the area really grow.”

Hull and East Riding councils are working with Central Government to establish a new Mayoral Combined Authority for the area; and the LEP will be an integral part of that, providing the business voice and leadership required whilst benefiting from the profile and resources of a Combined Authority.

Details on this role can be found here and the closing date for applications is Monday 30 November, with interviews scheduled for the week beginning Monday 14 December.

For informal discussion about the role please contact Mark Jones MBE, Director of Regeneration for Hull City Council on 01482 615128.