NRG retained by NEECC to appoint James Ramsbotham’s successor

The search is on to find the next Chief Executive Officer for the North East England Chamber of Commerce (NEECC).

After 15 years as CEO, James Ramsbotham CBE will leave the Chamber later this year to become Chair of Newcastle Building Society.

NRG have been retained by NEECC to appoint James Ramsbotham’s successor. The assignment is being personally handled by James Carss, Managing Director at NRG.

James said “I am thrilled to be handling this assignment in what is such a critical and pivotal role in the North East of England. The great achievements and legacy of James Ramsbotham CBE DL leave a tremendous platform and springboard for the successor to partner with businesses and stakeholders to continue lead and serve the North East England business community.

“The incumbent CEO will continue to represent the North East business community nationally and internationally through engagement with the British Chambers of Commerce and directly with the government and other organisations around the world.

James will be the hardest of acts to follow, but we look forward to working in partnership with The Chamber to appoint his successor”.

For further information about the opportunity and application process please download a copy of the candidate briefing pack here>

Application deadline Friday 23 July 2021

About North East England Chamber of Commerce

The NEECC is the region’s largest business membership organisation representing 3,000+ businesses.

For over 200 years, the Chamber has been helping businesses grow their knowledge, influence and connectivity regionally, nationally and internationally. We want to create a world where businesses in the North East of England thrive as a collective force.

We are a completely independent body owned by our members and we work with businesses of all sizes and sectors from SMEs to multi-nationals to ensure they get access to the best possible support.

About James Carss

James Carss is a Senior Recruitment Leader with more than 17 years’ experience working within Executive Search and Selection firms across the UK, Asia and North America.

Having spent his initial 7 years in London working with Financial Services clients including JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Goldman Sachs he relocated to Hong Kong in 2005 and managed a global leading recruitment consultancy whilst continuing to cultivate relationships with HSBC, Citibank and Standard Chartered.

After 10 years in Asia, James became the director of a recruitment business in North America for 18 months. He relocated back to his native North East in 2016 to manage NRG’s Executive Search & Selection and core recruitment teams and appointed Managing Director in 2021.

Find out more about James here.