This diagram sets out how we have a clear governance structure and appropriate processes for decision-making.
Our business-led Board is responsible for setting the overall strategic vision and priorities for economic development in the county. Our Board members are unremunerated and give their time voluntarily.
The Chair of Chairs' Panel is tasked with assessing bids/decisions for new projects. It was established following a Government review into governance and transparency of LEPs, led by Mary Ney. The Chairs’ Panel comprises the LEP Deputy Chair, Chairs of other LEP Boards, the LEP Executive Director and S151 Officer, who is responsible for assuring that we strictly adhere to the guidance for LEPs set out in the National Assurance Framework.
The Programme Management Committee (PMC) is a sub-group of the LEP Board and oversees spending across all four priority areas, ensuring the provision of value for money and that proper processes and procedures are in place and are used to secure delivery of the Growth Deal.
The Programme Boards support our priority areas which are Enterprise and Innovation; Skills and Employment; Strategic Infrastructure, together with the Enterprise Zone Partnership Board and Programme Management Committee.
Programme Boards are chaired by LEP Board Members with representation from the wider businesses community to focus on their programme’s area of expertise.
Their main function is to consider and prioritise project concepts and to make funding recommendations to help the main LEP Board’s decision making. All members of LEP groups have a set term of office and are unremunerated as they give their time on a voluntary basis.
Hertfordshire LEP maintains a pipeline of projects which support the delivery of its Strategic Economic Plan. Full details of how the LEP selects and assesses projects, and Board functions are detailed in our Assurance Framework under Key Documents.Full list of Programme Board Members
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