Department for
Business & Trade
Annex C: Governance Assurance Statement
The LEP Chair and Chief Executive should here provide a brief formal
assurance statement on the status of governance and transparency. This
should include any overview and scrutiny function undertaken by the
Accountable Body. This should be sent to
the Assurance Team via, copying the DBT Area Lead, by
29 February 2024. This statement should also be published on the LEP’s
website by 15 March 2024 with confirmation sent to the email address above.
(max 500 words)
New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership is committed to accountability and
transparency of decision making.
We have continued to comply with our Local Assurance Framework, which
outlines how our board operates, how decisions are made, and how our
programmes are managed.
We have also been making it easier for people to hold us to account, by
publishing on our website more information about our governance
processes, the decisions we have made and the projects we are funding.
We publish lists of all approved grants for our funds here.
The LEP board is made up of leaders from business, education and local
authorities from Norfolk and Suffolk. None of the board members are
remunerated for their time. Find out more about our board here.
We publish a register of interests for LEP board members and these can be
found after the biography of each board member.
The biographies for senior staff and their registers can be found here.
Declarations of interest are also recorded in the minutes of monthly board
meetings and are managed in accordance with our Conflicts of Interest
We also publish a gifts and hospitality log which can be found here.
The LEP board is the main decision-making body, but there are also several
sub-boards and committees. We publish a decision log which records
decisions made by these boards and committees which can be found here.
The board is supported by the LEP’s executive team who oversee the day
to day delivery of projects.
The LEP’s scheme of scheme of delegation outlines the decision-making
powers for the board, sub-committees, the chair and senior executives.
Department for
Business & Trade
New Anglia LEP operates within the terms of an agreement with
Government called the Local Assurance Framework. This sets out the way
the LEP makes decisions.
Suffolk County Council is the LEP’s accountable body. It is legally
accountable for receiving the LEP’s funding, making payments and
ensuring we comply with the Assurance Framework and rules regarding the
use of public sector funding.
A senior finance officer at Suffolk County Council provides advice on
repayment of our Growing Places Fund, has oversight of all Local Growth
Fund and Getting Building Fund decision making and monitoring of
programme spend.
We are independently audited and our statutory accounts are published on
our website. They are also available from Companies House and can be
found here.
The work of the LEP is scrutinised by Scrutiny Committees at Norfolk
County Council and Suffolk County Council.
More information on how the LEP is run can be found here.
We take complaints very seriously and whilst we try to provide a good
service, we know that sometimes things go wrong.
For information about our complaints procedure please click here.
If you wish to make a complaint - including the option to make an
anonymous complaint simply click here. Complaints and concerns raised
anonymously will be treated in confidence and every effort will be made to
protect the complainant's identity.
Employees, board members and contractors may refer to our
Whistleblowing Policy.
Name: C-J Green
Position: Chair
Date: 27th February 2024
Name: Rosanne Wijnberg
Position: Chief Executive Officer
Date: 27th February 2024