Marine and maritime group chairman sought

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A SEARCH has begun to find someone to lead a new group that aims to boost growth in the Solent’s marine and maritime sector.

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has opened applications for the role of chairperson of the Solent Marine and Maritime Steering Group (SMMSG).

Last month, Solent LEP announced that it would launch the new steering group and back it with £75,000 in the first year.

Candidates should be at chief executive officer, managing director or director level, with extensive knowledge and experience of the sector in the region.

Russell Kew, Solent LEP director and marine maritime sector lead, said: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity to head up a strategic steering group of professionals in a world leading region for the industry. There is great scope for the development of the Solent’s marine and maritime sector and this prestigious position can help shape the Solent’s economic future.’

Further information and application pack for the role can be downloaded at

Alternatively, applicants can call (023) 9383 4603.