New chief executive for major business organisation

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An organisation which represents businesses in Daventry has appointed a new high profile new chief executive.

SEMLEP (The South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership) has named Daniel Mouawad as the new chief which will see him move from his current post as CEO of pro.manchester, a private sector business development company.

Mr Mouawad, who is described as “a senior British commercial diplomat” and chairman of the UK Institute of Economic Development, said: “SEMLEP’s ambition, which I am wholly subscribed to, is to be one of the most innovative, successful and high performing local enterprise partnerships in England.

“The Government’s response to Lord Heseltine’s review now sets the framework for semlep to develop a strategic plan to bid for a local growth fund covering transport, housing and skills. I very much look forward to working closely with businesses and our wider stakeholders to unlock the barriers and accelerate economic growth.”

Dr Ann Limb, chairman of SEMLEP, said: “Daniel’s impressive track record, along with his successful career in the private sector and his understanding for the public sector and for government funding made our decision so much easier.

“We used a national headhunting agency to ensure we interviewed the best possible candidates and we are delighted to announce this appointment. This is a new and exciting development for SEMLEP.”

Councillor David Mackintosh, leader of Northampton Borough Caouncil and a SEMLEP board member, said: “This appointment reflects the partnership’s commitment to combining private and public sector expertise to deliver sustainable growth in the south east Midlands. We look forward to working with Daniel to achieve our full economic potential.”