Two highly experienced business leaders have been appointed as members of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Business Board.
Dr Belinda Clarke, director of Agri-TechE, a membership organisation for the agri-tech sector, and Vic Annells, chief executive of the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, have joined the Board.
The Business Board is the region’s Local Enterprise Partnership, responsible for strategic investments into the economy to promote growth, support and accelerate business and create jobs and opportunities for people.
A formal appointments panel made the appointments, which were noted by the Business Board when it met yesterday (January 10). The appointments are subject to the completion of an induction and they are due to join their first Business Board meeting in March.
Private sector members of the Board act in an independent capacity and are not representing their respective organisations.
As director of Agri-TechE, Dr Clarke is part of Europe’s largest commercial membership network connecting farmers and growers with researchers, technologists, entrepreneurs and investors. Agri-TechE brings together those who see innovation as way to enhance the economic growth, agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability of the agri-food value chain.