LEP Board

The Local Enterprise Partnership (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 Board meets every five to six weeks at the Advanced Manufacturing Park Technology Centre in Rotherham.

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 www.southyorks.gov.uk and follow the links to the LEP Board page.

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


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

Simon Carr
Managing Director at Henry Boot Construction

Simon Carr

Deborah Egan
Director at Welcome to Yorkshire

Deborah Egan

Paul Houghton
Senior Partner at Grant Thornton

Paul Houghton

Julie Kenny CBE
Founding Investor at dotforge

Julie Kenny

Martin McKervey
Partner at Nabarro


Chris Scholey
Former Chairman of the Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Trust

Chris Scholey


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 John Burrows
Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council
Vice Chair of Sheffield City Region Combined Authority

Cllr John Burrows

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