LLEP unveils new co-chairing arrangement

Andy Reed & Anil Majithia

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) has introduced a new co-chairing arrangement.

Andy Reed OBE and Anil Majithia will jointly chair the LLEP as it continues to work with partners on a proposed County Deal or an alternative devolution arrangement.

Reed, who is director of a strategic consultancy and served as Member of Parliament for Loughborough from 1997 to 2010, has been serving as interim chair since RSM UK’s Leicester managing partner Kevin Harris announced his decision to stand down in April.

Majithia has served on the LLEP Board for four years. He holds a number of non-executive leadership positions across the public and non-profit sectors and brings 30 years’ experience to the co-chairing role.

As co-chair, he will focus on the LLEP’s day-to-day business activities and internal governance.

Reed said: “We’ve been talking regularly with our partners and other stakeholders about proposed devolution since the start of the year now.

“It’s good that Anil will be joining me as co-chair to support our Board and leadership team on our business-as-usual activities as I focus on engaging with local political leaders as they work to find the best devolution solution for Leicester and Leicestershire.”

Majithia added: “I’m delighted to partner with Andy as co-chair and am looking forward to working with Board members and teams to ensure that appropriate board level oversight and assurances are in place to support good corporate governance of our day-to-day operations.”

Reed will continue to chair LLEP board meetings and its forthcoming AGM, with Majithia chairing in his absence.

A separate recruitment process has been conducted over the summer to find new directors to sit on the LLEP board.

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