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.

To check dates for forthcoming meetings and to read LEP board minutes and other related documents visit http://www.southyorks.gov.uk/

Private Sector Board Members

Sir Nigel Knowles, Chair
Global Co-Chairman DLA Piper

Nigel Knowles

Nigel Brewster, Vice Chair
Partner of Brewster Pratap Recruitment Consultants

Nigel Brewster

Gavin Baldwin
Chief Executive Doncaster Rover Football Club

Gavin Baldwin

Sir Keith Burnett
Vice Chancellor of the University of Sheffield

Keith Burnett

Simon Carr
Managing Director of 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

Chair and Chief Executive of Pyronix Limited

Julie Kenny

Martin McKervey
Partner at Nabarro


Chris Scholey
Chairman of Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation 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
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