LEP announces new Interim Chief Executive

The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP has announced its new Interim Chief Executive following a decision made by the LEP Board last Tuesday.

Martin Whiteley, Chief Executive of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, will take on the role of Interim Chief Executive at the LEP alongside his current role with immediate effect.

Mark Reeve, Chairman of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP, said:

“We welcome Martin to the LEP team, and are looking forward to working with him to continue to deliver economic growth across the whole of the LEP area. Martin has a strong track record for bringing together a wide range of partners from the public and private sector, a skill that will serve him well here at the LEP.”

Martin Whiteley, Interim Chief Executive of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP, added:

“We are pleased that the LEP Board have acted urgently and have accepted our offer of support. It is vital that the hard work and significant progress that has been made this year is not thrown off course, and by making this decision swiftly, we can get to work restoring the trust of the wider business community and central Government.”

Martin has a highly successful track record as a leader in the public and private sectors, and in delivery of major programmes. He has a background in commercial organisations, central and local government. Martin started his career in the civil service, and then moved to Capita where he became Managing Director of the consulting business. After Capita, he co-founded Blue Marble Group, a strategic consultancy company that focused on created new models of service delivery.

Martin combines his responsibility at GCGP LEP with his role as Chief Executive of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.