LEP Board Vacancies

Local Enterprise Partnerships are tasked with increasing local economic growth and productivity throughout England. To achieve that they depend on the quality and strategic direction of their executive boards, led by a senior business chair, supported by local leaders from business, local councils, and universities.  All roles are voluntary.

LEP Boards are keen to receive more applications from the BAME community, disabled leaders, and from women leaders. If you’d like to get an idea of what the role might involve, take a look at what a recent recruit, businesswoman Sara Uzzell, says about her experience on the board of the Dorset LEP.  This page features all of our current LEP Board vacancies – so keep an eye on it.


The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) is looking for volunteer members to become part of the Business Board. The Business Board will enable significant economic growth in the region by providing visionary leadership and challenge to the CPCA, Government and partners. We are looking for people with the right skills, abilities and talents to help deliver our vision for the future.  The Business Board is advising the Combined Authority on its development of the 2030 Ambition, ensuring the area becomes a leading place in the world to live, learn and work. The Board gives commerce a strong voice in strategy development whilst always ensuring that decisions are taken in the best interests for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Successful candidates must inspire confidence in the local business community and within Local Government with have strong networking experience. We are interested in applications from entrepreneurs and SMEs.  We are keen to build a diverse Board that is representative of our community, and we are dedicated to supporting a fully inclusive culture and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. Click here for more information and to submit an application.


The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking a high profile and influential businessperson with a connection to the North East as the next Chair of its Board.  The Non-Executive Director position comes with significant public profile, responsibility and accountability to the North East community. 

The North East LEP sets the economic agenda for the region to promote and develop economic growth across the North East. The high-profile business leader will need to demonstrate a clear understanding of the economic challenges faced. This is an exciting opportunity for someone experienced, well-connected, dynamic and committed to the region to help the LEP achieve its ambitions for the future. We need someone who is prepared to be a visible and an active cheerleader for the North East across the region, the Northern Powerhouse area and the UK.

Click here for more information about the role and to download a recruitment pack.

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