Executive Recruitment

What we're looking for

Who is the York & North Yorkshire LEP looking for to lead its main board?

To ensure that the York & North Yorkshire LEP can provide the very best support to the region, it is looking for a dynamic, passionate business leader who can lead with curiosity and kindness to bring the very best out of the LEPs main board.

York & North Yorkshire LEP are committed to a diverse representation and actively seek applications from people from all walks of life. The board prides itself in creating a friendly and supportive environment, welcoming new and different opinions. Candidates will need to demonstrate a desire to help develop and shape a better Yorkshire for the future.

What are the benefits of leading the LEP Board

  • The opportunity to share your leadership skills and drive meaningful change for the better
  • The ability to influence and shape real change to make our region more prosperous and successful
  • The opportunity to advocate for York & North Yorkshire and the strategic priorities of the York & North Yorkshire LEP
  • An increased network of senior contacts

A quote from York & North Yorkshire Board Member, Lady Jane Gibson on why she joined the board:

 “I wanted to play a role in the support of York and North Yorkshire’s economy because it is such an interesting mix of villages, towns and cities, rural and coastal communities, big business and SMEs, many doing outstanding work. Our LEP board understands that our future lies in our strong sense of identity; we are a huge part of the North’s global brand and our businesses and communities are shaped by our high quality places and has been for centuries. It is important work, now more than ever.

The Board is very respectful of everybody’s role in the economy and no one voice dominates. There is no hierarchy of opinion; the voluntary and community sector is as important as private business or local government and there is no wrong question round our board table. I would encourage women from any part of the economy to join the board, all perspectives have equal weight. It is a people focussed, results-driven board working with an excellent executive team, so it is very rewarding experience.”