Search begins for new Enterprise NI Chief Executive

Enterprise NI, which represents the 28 Local Enterprise Agencies, has announced that Chief Executive, Gordon Gough, is set to retire as the head of the membership body
Gordon Gough

The search has begun for the new Chief Executive of Enterprise NI, following last week’s announcement that Gordon Gough, the current Chief Executive is set to retire.

Leading executive search firm 4c Executive has been appointed to manage the search process for the position.

The successful candidate will lead Enterprise Northern Ireland to further its mission to promote enterprise and support its members to develop effective enterprise programmes.

An important aspect of the role going forward is taking the lead in lobbying and influencing policy with key government officials in order to raise the profile of Enterprise Northern Ireland and support the continuous growth of the 28 member enterprise agencies in which it represents.

Gordon Carson, Managing Director of 4c Executive commented: “This is an exciting job opportunity which comes with the potential to make a significant impact, not only to Enterprise Northern Ireland, but to the overall economy in Northern Ireland.

“4c specialises in finding the best available talent to fulfil senior-level, business-critical roles, and we are pleased to partner with Enterprise Northern Ireland at this important stage in its business development.

“The incoming Chief Executive has an excellent opportunity to steer the organisation through this important stage, bringing new ideas and a new energy to the role, as well as developing and delivering the key strategic objectives going forward.”

Nicholas O’Shiel, Chair of Enterprise Northern Ireland said: “Following Gordon’s role as Chief Executive of Enterprise Northern Ireland over the last decade, we are looking for an outstanding person to manage and lead the organisation in the future.

“This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual with strong leadership qualities to promote entrepreneurship and represent members in Northern Ireland.”