Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Economic Forum Chair



Location: Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Renumeration: TBC

Reference: A000505

Status: Open

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Economic Forum

Home to a globally renowned natural environment, world-class tech, critical minerals, and renewable energy sectors alongside cutting-edge digital infrastructure, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are helping to shape the society of the future.  By mobilising our considerable natural and cultural assets and social capital, our aim is to realise our region’s full potential, grow skilled career opportunities and deliver inclusive growth for the benefit of our communities.  

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Economic Forum will be established in June 2024. Private sector-led, it is a partnership between the private and public sectors and is responsible for directly influencing how Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly grows. This includes advising Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly on local economic priorities and monitoring policy, working closely on the development of labour market and skills strategies and inspiring and championing projects to drive growth and the creation of high-quality local jobs.

The Forum is seeking an independent Chair to provide strategic leadership, challenge and support to the partnership, convening stakeholders across the private and public sector, harnessing skills, expertise and experience to create an effective body that will help drive greater economic success.

This is an outstanding opportunity to influence the economic fortunes of a unique and special part of the country.  We’re looking for a respected leader who has operated successfully at the highest levels of corporate life with an understanding of how business interfaces with the public sector and who will be recognised as a credible and independent voice of business. 

Whilst it is not necessary to be a resident of the area, we expect you will have a knowledge of and a passion for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and share our ambition to realise our region’s full potential.

Welcome message from Emma Hunt

For more information, please view our candidate pack below:

CIOS Chair Candidate Pack

Indicative Timetable

Closing date for applications: Friday 19 April 2024
Interviews: Wednesday 1 May 2024


For a confidential discussion about the role please contact our retained consultants at Faerfield:

Dawn Faulkner

Martin Tucker

Rob Naylor

Sean Anderson

Alternatively, please call us on 0121 312 3755.


To apply for this job please click on the Apply button below and fill out the requested information. When prompted, please submit your CV and a Supporting Statement (no more than four sides of A4 each).

Your supporting statement should express why you are interested in this role and what relevant experience you can bring to the Forum and to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.