Business Board Recruitment Advert



New opportunity to be a part of a leading panel to shape our local industrial strategy, influence policy and investment.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) is looking for remunerated non-executive directors’ 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.

What is the Business Board?

The Board will be comprised of business leaders and industry experts. Your primary role will be to represent the views and interests of private sector businesses. The Board ensures there is a clear business perspective as the Combined Authority seeks to be at the frontier of accelerating delivery and securing new investment across the identified 3 sub-economies of Greater Cambridge, Greater Peterborough and the Fens.

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.

Why join the Business Board?

The appointments are based solely on merit creating an environment where businesses flourish by sharing the ambitions of the CPCA. You will have the opportunity to personally make a tangible difference to our area and the economy on a local, national and international stage.

What will I do?

We are looking to recruit 5 additional members and a permeant Chair to join the Business Board. Business Board members will be expected to attend 6- 8 Board Meetings a year and represent the Business Board at special events and other associated meetings on an adhoc basis.

All members will be remunerated according to their role on the Business Board.

The Chair of the Business Board will have an official seat on the Combined Authority Board, with a Vice Chair welcomed as an observer also to enable a smooth flow of information and views between the two Boards.

Person Specification

You must inspire confidence in the local business community and within Local Government with strong networking experience. We are interested in applications from Entrepreneurs and Small or Medium Sized Enterprises, and particularly keen to recruit industry leaders within the following key sectors:

  • Agri – Food, Drink & Horticulture
  • Advanced Manufacturing & materials
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Digital, ICT and Creative

Key Skills

  • Strategic and Leadership
  • Enthusiasm
  • Collaborative
  • Strong desire to make a positive contribution

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.

The Combined Authority will appoint new members on merit, and in accordance with Government requirements, we are also aiming to improve the gender balance and representation of those with protected characteristics.

For further information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact John T Hill on 01480 277180 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please submit CVs with a covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.