May 22 2013 Latest news:
Monday, October 1, 2012
Anglian Water director Mark Pendlington has been appointed to the board of the New Anglia local enterprise partnership following an open recruitment process.
The vacancy arose with the resignation fof Hutchison Ports chief executive David Gledhill on health grounds.
Mr Pendlington is currently a group director of Anglian Water, one of the biggest employers in the East of England. He is also a member of the CBI East of England Council and the Institute of Directors Regional Council.
He is also actively involved with Business in the Community and is a member of the Prince of Wales’ Rural Leadership Team.
Prior to joining Anglian Water he was a board member of BAA Stansted and previously chief executive of the Country Land and Business Association.
Andy Wood, chairman of New Anglia, said: “We were sad when David had to stand down from the board as he had made a valuable contribution to the work of the LEP.
“I want to thank all those who applied to join the board. I was greatly encouraged with the calibre of individuals who put themselves forward. I believe this is testament to the progress we are making as a partnership.”
“Mark Pendlington is an excellent appointment and brings a wealth of experience from a range of sectors and organisations and has already played a big part in the LEP through his role chairing our Green Economy Pathfinder.”
Mr Pendlington said: “I am truly delighted to be joining the board of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership which is already doing some really good work.
“I will also be continuing my role as chairman of the Green Economy Pathfinder which is now entering an exciting phase and look forward to supporting the LEP in its core role of supporting jobs growth.”
Private sector board members receive no remuneration for the role and are expected to contribute a minimum of a day a month to the role.