Swedish tech pioneer to lead NELEP

Hans Moller, CEO of Sweden’s Ideon Science Park, is the North East LEP’s first innovation director, overseeing the delivery of more than £125m worth of investment for the North East’s innovation programme.

NRG successfully supported the North East LEP with the appointment of three Business Board Members and this substantive Innovation Director postion. From the outset work centred on the goals and objectives of the Innovation Board.

A thorough and pro-active international search was carried out by NRG’s  in-house research team and following the courting of potential candidates a quality shortlist was presented.

NRG further supported the Board with the design of the Assessment Centres and ultimate offers; all placements were made within pre-defined timescales and reflected our ability to draw talent into the region.

“NRG delivered a consultative approach from the outset; this helped to build a picture of the ideal candidate, producing a refined and detailed role person specification. Following a pro-active search, detailed courting process and comprehensive assessment all positions were filled within the agreed timescales and exceeded expectations in terms of calibre and quality. We benefited from NRG’s enviable position in the region and their reputation for search outside the UK.”

Paul Woolston, Chair, North East Local Enterprise Partnership