Friday, February 24, 2012

News: Sheffield City Region search for new chief exec


Sheffield City Region's Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is recruiting a new chief executive officer (CEO) as the current CEO, Sylvia Yates prepares for retirement.

LEPs are the government's new model to promote economic development. They provide the strategic leadership required to set out local economic priorities, and better reflect the natural economic geography of the areas they serve.

The LEP for the Sheffield City Region was formed in late 2010. Led by the private sector, the board brings together representatives from local authorities and academia with local business leaders.

The role of the CEO is to provide high quality leadership of, and support to, the partnership and to to ensure the delivery of their strategic priorities.

James Newman, chair of the Sheffield City Region LEP, said he was delighted with not only the number of candidates who had already put themselves forward for the role, but also the calibre of the applications received so far.

The LEP is a relatively new and evolving organisation, but we're demonstrating already that we are a force to be reckoned with," said James.

"The new CEO will be instrumental in helping us to achieve even more in the months and years ahead.

"We are looking for an exceptional communicator, who can think strategically and most critically, provide demonstrable leadership in developing and maintaining the public and private sector partnership approach that is so critical to the LEP's success.

"A demonstrable track record of working at the highest levels with both national and local government will be important for the role, given the importance of collaboration in these areas."

Sheffield City Region LEP website


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