Private sector leadership – the Local Enterprise Partnership

Private sector leadership of our economic agenda is critical to our success. In Sheffield City Region this leadership comes through the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The LEP brings together business leaders and local politicians to make decisions that drive economic growth and create new jobs. The Board is made up of 19 members – ten business leaders and nine local authority leaders, including the Mayor of Doncaster. The LEP works in partnership with the Combined Authority to support the public sector decision-making process.

The LEP provides the strategic direction for Sheffield City Region, as custodian of the Strategic Economic Plan it sets out the economic blueprint for how we will grow our economy. The LEP Board are represented by the LEP Chair on the Combined Authority.

To ensure that the LEP accesses a wide network of businesses to inform its strategy development a number of Sector Groups have been established. These groups operate independently of the Local Enterprise Partnership but are a key sounding board for the development of our economic strategy.

Details and minutes of LEP Board meetings, prior to March 2017, are filed on our partner SYJS website. To read past LEP board minutes and other related documents visit and follow the links to the LEP Board page.

The LEP also takes diversity seriously. Our policy on this can be found at the link below:

SCR LEP Diversity Policy

From March 2017 all future LEP Board papers became available directly from this website. See links directly below:

SCR LEP Board Agenda March PDF

SCR LEP Board Agenda April PDF

SCR LEP Agenda Pack 12th June

SCR LEP Board Agenda Pack 17th July 2017

SCR LEP Board Agenda Pack 11th September


Private Sector Board Members

Sir Nigel Knowles, LEP Chair
Global Ambassador of DLA Piper

Nigel Knowles

Nigel Brewster, Vice LEP Chair
Partner of Brewster Pratap Recruitment Consultants

Nigel Brewster

Gavin Baldwin
Chief Executive at Doncaster Rover Football Club

Gavin Baldwin

Sir Keith Burnett
Vice Chancellor at The University of Sheffield

Keith Burnett

Julie Kenny CBE
Chairman of Robson Handling Technology

Martin McKervey
Partner at CMS




Public Sector Board Members

Cllr Sir Steve Houghton CBE
Leader of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Chair of Sheffield City Region Combined Authority

Cllr Stephen Houghton

Cllr Tricia Gilby
Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council
Vice Chair of Sheffield City Region Combined Authority

Cllr Simon Greaves
Leader of Bassetlaw District Council

Cllr Simon Greaves

Cllr Ann Syrett
Leader of Bolsover District Council


Mayor Ros Jones CBE
Mayor of Doncaster

Cllr Ros Jones

Cllr Lewis Rose OBE
Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council

Cllr Lewis Rose

Cllr Graham Baxter MBE
Leader of North East Derbyshire District Council

Cllr Graham Baxter 2

Cllr Chris Read
Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Chris read 2

Cllr Julie Dore
Leader of Sheffield City Council

Cllr Julie Dore

Register of LEP members interests

Individual Members’ Register of Interests can be viewed by clicking on the name of the relevant Board Member on the here:

LEP Board members page –