The chief executive of the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership has stepped down.
Daniel Mouawad has been at the helm of SEMLEP for the past two-and-a-half years.
Mr Mouawad has volunteered along with his wife and two daughters to work for an educational charity in India for the next three years.
Speaking about his imminent change of career, h esaid: “We all get to a point in life when we need to do something we’ve longed to do or risk never doing it... the family’s decision to ‘put into the system’ by volunteering for an educational charity has been a long time coming and will certainly be a challenge.
“Naturally I will miss SEMLEP and the many great relationships that have been cultivated since joining the company. It’s been a remarkably stimulating few years and I remain very proud of our collective achievements.”
Dr Ann Limb CBE DL, Chair of SEMLEP, said: “It goes without saying that we are sorry to see Daniel leave and thank him for all he has done to move SEMLEP forward over the last 2 and a half years. However, we do appreciate that Daniel is making a lifestyle choice and we wish him the very best in all he does.
“This is a critical time for the future of LEPs and we will act swiftly and appropriately to ensure the leadership of SEMLEP is maintained.”