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Liverpool Chamber Extends Deadline for Applications for new Chairperson and NEDs

We have extended the deadline for applications for this unique opportunity that has arisen, to help lead Liverpool City Region’s foremost business organisation.

Liverpool Chamber is seeking to appoint a new chairperson alongside three non-executive directors. Its current chair Neil Ashbridge has entered the final year of his fixed-term tenure and will step down in October 2022 after six years in the role.

The organisation is also inviting applications from experienced professionals for three non-executive director positions. Successful applicants will ideally be able to offer support in specific areas such as finance, marketing, HR and technology, as well as broad strategic business experience across a range of specialisms.

In the past year, Liverpool Chamber has relocated its head office after 86 years to the Cotton Exchange building and successfully restructured its membership scheme to reflect the city region’s changing economic landscape. This has led to a record number of new member registrations, from SMEs to multi-million-pound firms, while several new patrons have joined its portfolio, including BT, Rutherford Health, Sutcliffe, Liverpool Hope University and Bruntwood Works.

The chair and NEDs will support the board of directors in delivering continuous improvement and transformation, maximising its operational resources and demonstrating best practice and value to stakeholders. The Chamber hopes to have all four roles in place by June 2022 to allow for a smooth transition.

Paul Cherpeau, chief executive of Liverpool Chamber, said:

“We have made enormous strides in the past few years and we are rightly seen as the trusted, authentic voice of business in the Liverpool City Region. This is an exciting time to join the Chamber and these new appointments will help us to continue its modernisation as a vibrant, energised representative organisation and we hope to attract a diverse and broad-based pool of experienced applicants.

“The role of chair is an important leadership position that ensures the right conditions are created for the board and individual directors to be effective, whilst providing myself and the management team with a good balance of support and challenge in efforts to deliver the objectives within our Strategic Plan.

“Both roles require a clear understanding of the existing ecosystem of organisations and networks within the Liverpool City Region. As a collective, we add value to businesses by tackling the issues our members face; articulating their challenges and finding solutions by connecting the dots. We must remain agile and responsive to the needs of local businesses and continue to distil policy and translate the business agenda.”

Liverpool Chamber delivers a range of engagement activities and international trade support for businesses. Through the Quarterly Economic Survey, it provides the most comprehensive and respected insight into business sentiment in the region and across the UK. It has 16 full-time employees with turnover of approximately £1.1m, generated through membership subscriptions, export advisory services and publicly-funded business support.

To find out more or to apply for the roles of chair or non-executive director, please visit click on the links below or contact Jon Cranston, secretary to the board, on with a CV and covering note by Monday 31st January.