Richard Ellis, the current chairman, is to step down early next year and the search for his successor is already under way.
EEDA is also seeking replacements for board members Karen Livingstone and Professor Tim Wilson, whose terms office end in December.
Mr Ellis (pictured) encouraged business people to apply. He said: “Being chair involves a significant commitment and the role is both challenging and very rewarding. The six years I have been chair of EEDA have been a huge personal development experience for me and I continue to thoroughly enjoy meeting dedicated and committed people who work to improve the economy of the region.”
“As EEDA’s chair I have been given the opportunity to influence the government’s decision-making process, with EEDA acting as a lynch-pin between national policy and local implementation. This opportunity is open to very few people and I encourage experienced and influential business people who live or work in the region to consider applying.”
Applications for the position of chair close on July 13. Those for the director positions have a deadline of July 3.
EEDA chief executive Deborah Cadman said: “These posts are unique opportunities to play an important and essential role in the strategic economic development of the East of England and the UK as a whole.
“Like Richard, the new chair of EEDA will need to have extremely strong business and leadership credentials and a real commitment and passion for the region.”