A chief executive who will oversee development in the east of the country has been appointed.
Deborah Cadman OBE is to head EEDA
Deborah Cadman OBE, will join the East of England Development Agency, taking over from David Marlow, EEDA's head since 2003.
Ms Cadman currently works for St Edmundsbury Borough Council in Suffolk.
Her career includes jobs in unitary and metropolitan councils, government and the Audit Commission. She said she was excited about her new role.
"This is one of the most exciting, important and challenging economic development roles in the UK and I'm really looking forward to being able to play a major part in the success of the East of England," said Ms Cadman.
"I'm passionate about helping people, communities and businesses achieve their potential and this will be an essential part of my new role at EEDA."
EEDA is responsible for fostering economic development in Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.