Our board brings together a wealth of experience from the private, public and education sectors. We are fortunate to have twenty board members whose energy, commitment and wisdom lead the development of our strategic priorities and oversee all our decisions and activities.

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Dorset LEP is led by a number of board members who are appointed according to our recruitment process.

Over two thirds of our members are from private sector businesses and higher or further education establishments, while the remainder are from the public sector. Our board is made up of a ChairDeputy Chair as well as representatives for SMEs and Equality & Diversity, and we're proud that a third of our members are female. 


We are mindful of our public responsibility when deciding how to spend government funds and operate strictly within the Government’s National Assurance Framework.

We work to the highest possible standards of transparency and accountability and ensure our decision-making offers value for money and tangible economic benefits.

The overarching priority of our board is to make decisions with Dorset’s best interest in mind. Dorset LEP's Articles of Association explain our purpose as well as our duties and responsibilities.

Code of Conduct

All Dorset LEP Board members and staff adhere to the following Code of Conduct, which adopts the Nolan Principles of Public Life as its basis: 

Dorset LEP Board Code of Conduct

Dorset LEP Staff Code of Conduct

Board members' individual signed Code of Conduct forms are available under their individual profiles here.

Staff's individual signed Code of Conduct forms are available under their profiles here.

Conflict of Interests

All Dorset LEP Board members and staff adhere to our Conflict of Interest policy:

Dorset LEP Board Conflict of Interest policy

Dorset LEP Staff Conflict of Interest policy

Board members' individual signed Conflict of Interest forms are available under their individual profiles here.

Staff's individual signed Conflict of Interest forms are available under their profiles here.


Dorset LEP Board members are not remunerated but can claim reasonable travel expenses if travelling on Dorset LEP business.

Information on the total value of expenses claimed by all Board members each year is available here:

Dorset LEP Board Travel Expense Policy

Dorset LEP Board Member Expenses

Board recruitment

Any positions on Dorset LEP's Board are promoted here and are also publicly advertised. Interested candidates are required to complete and submit an application form as detailed here:

Dorset LEP Recruitment Process

There are currently no vacancies; for reference, the Board Application Pack is available here:

Dorset LEP Board Application Pack

Board induction

All new Board members undergo a formal mandatory induction process. Dorset LEP's induction pack is sent to new Board members prior to a formal induction meeting with Dorset LEP's Director and Chair. 

Dorset LEP Induction Process

Dorset LEP Induction Pack

Meetings and minutes

Board meeting dates, papers and minutes are available here:

Meetings and Minutes