D2N2 names new CEO

Sajeeda Rose

D2N2 Local Enterprise has named Sajeeda Rose as its new CEO having served as Interim CEO since September.

The appointment takes immediate effect and follows a “robust recruitment process”.

Ms Rose originally joined D2N2 in November 2017 as Senior Manager for Growth Deals and Capital Programmes.

Prior, she was Chief Operating Officer for the Northamptonshire LEP, where she was responsible for strategy development and delivery of all investment programmes by that LEP.

She also worked for the former East Midlands Development Agency, supporting the delivery of sub-regional investment programmes.

Elizabeth Fagan, Chair of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “I am confident that in Sajeeda we have found a CEO who will continue to lead D2N2 in delivering economic growth for all our communities, using the LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan (SEP); currently in the final stages of being updated to meet the area’s changing needs up to 2030.

“Sajeeda is taking on the role at a time when the D2N2 LEP has much to do; including the launch of its new SEP, developing a Local Industrial Strategy, delivering current and planned programmes, as well as consultation on and establishing new governance rules for the LEP’s Board Members and staff to make our operations even more publicly accountable.”