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Anne-Marie Mountifield, Chief Executive

"I hope that you will be enthused by the opportunity to work with me, leading the delivery of our operations and extensive capital investment programme, as well as joining the dynamic team working here..."

Anne-Marie Mountifield, Chief Executive


Dear Candidate,

I am delighted that you are interested in the Deputy Chief Executive opportunity at Solent LEP and hope that having learnt more about the role you will decide to make an application.

This role offers significant challenges, especially economic challenges, over the next few years as well as huge opportunities for an ambitious senior executive who wants to work alongside myself and the Board of Solent LEP to make a difference. 

As Chief Executive working with the Board of the LEP, we are totally committed to securing the future of this dynamic, modern and ambitious maritime coastal economy, anchored by the growth of the Port of Southampton, the defence sector based in Portsmouth and Southampton airport. We also have an unprecedented opportunity to build on our work to date to deliver further transformation in our coastal communities, supporting an uplift in productivity to deliver higher standards of living and increased prospects for all. Backing the growth of broader sectors such as the visitor economy and creative industries alongside enabling the emergence of this key coastal corridor and supporting the renaissance of our coastal communities is important to securing inclusive growth whilst boosting productivity and earning power for all residents and businesses.

There are some really exciting developments and opportunities for the Solent area which will enable us to not only be successful, but also pioneer new ways of working for others to benefit.  Partnerships play a huge role in how we shape, develop and invest in our area and maximise the opportunities to grow.

As a Local Enterprise Partnership, we are open, collaborative and forward-thinking, exploring every opportunity to innovate.  As an area, we have long been at the forefront of transformational developments, pioneering new and innovative approaches through our businesses and universities and we continue to support the development of local talent. It is heartening to see that in an era of such significant change, our aspirations remain so high.  

We already have a great story to tell and we are incredibly proud of what we do. We now need to grasp the wider opportunities available to us and as we progress the work on our Local Industrial Strategy there is a major opportunity to set an uninhibited pathway for the Solent to a world-renowned economic cluster by 2050. Re-imagining our coastal communities and recognising the opportunities available through mobilising these key communities lies at the heart of our approach.

I hope that you will be enthused by the opportunity to work with me, leading the delivery of our operations and extensive capital investment programme, as well as  joining the dynamic team working here in the Solent to help drive forward the development of our new strategy and I look forward to hearing from you.

The website will provide you with further insight into our work to date and our ambitious agenda, the opportunity itself and further details on the skills and experiences we are looking for.

Thank you again for your interest.

Yours Sincerely

Anne-Marie Mountifield
Chief Executive, Solent LEP

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