Governance

Who We Are

The Sheffield City Region comprises the Mayoral Combined Authority (MCA), the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the SCR Executive Team.

Many things that help unlock economic growth, such as transport, skills, infrastructure and business growth support are often best delivered at a wider level than individual local councils, but at a smaller level than national government. This is why we work together across a number of local council areas to support economic growth. Private sector leadership is also critical to the success of the local economy and the Sheffield City Region brings together public and private sector leaders to make decisions that drive economic growth and create new jobs.

Our Mayoral Combined Authority

The Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority is a formal membership of councils. Formed in 2014, the constituent members of the Mayoral Combined Authority are Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster councils. The councils of Bassetlaw, Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales and Bolsover are ‘non-constituent’ members. The Mayoral Combined Authority shapes policy and leads on decision-making. On 4 May 2018, Dan Jarvis was elected as Mayor of the Sheffield City Region and Chair of the Mayoral Combined Authority.

A register of interests, attendance records and contact details for each member can be found by following the links below.

Mayor Dan Jarvis
Chair of Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority

Councillor Sir Steve Houghton CBE
Leader of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Councillor Simon Greaves
Leader of Bassetlaw District Council

Councillor Ann Syrett
Leader of Bolsover District Council

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

Mayor Ros Jones CBE
Mayor of Doncaster

Councillor Lewis Rose OBE
Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council

Councillor Graham Baxter MBE
Leader of North East Derbyshire District Council

 

Councillor Chris Read
Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Councillor Julie Dore
Leader of Sheffield City Council

Sir Nigel Knowles
LEP Chair (sitting as an Observer to the Board).
Chairman of DWF

Our Local Enterprise Partnership Board

The Sheffield City Region LEP was established in 2010. As the custodian of the Strategic Economic Plan, the LEP sets out the economic blueprint for how we will grow our economy and supports the public sector decision-making process.

The Sheffield City Region LEP provides the strategic direction for Sheffield City Region. As the custodian of the Strategic Economic Plan, the LEP sets out the economic blueprint for how we will grow our economy. The LEP supports the public sector decision-making process. The LEP Board Chair is a member of the Combined Authority Board.

A register of interests for each member can be found by following the links below.
(Please note that the signatures have been redacted from this form)

Private Sector Board Members

Sir Nigel Knowles
LEP Chair
Chairman of DWF

 

Nigel Brewster
Vice LEP Chair and the Board’s nominated Small Business and Diversity Lead.

Partner of Brewster Pratap Recruitment Consultants

Laura Bennett
Specialist in entrepreneurship and the digital economy

Sir Keith Burnett
Vice Chancellor at The University of Sheffield

Alexa Greaves
Chief Executive, AAG IT managed services company

 

Peter Kennan
Chair of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry Transport Forum

Tan Khan
Regional Director – Monaghans

Neil MacDonald
Former Master Cutler who holds a range of non-executive directorships

Owen Michaelson
Chief Executive, Harworth Group

Julia Muir
Founder and Chief Executive of Gaia Innovation, Founder UK Automotive 30% club

Lucy Nickson
Chief Executive Officer, One Health Group

Philippa Sanderson
Head of South Yorkshire region for KPMG

Ged Shields
Former Vice President for Corporate Planning and Development at Sherwin-Williams & Chair of the Barnsley Economic Partnership

 

Richard Stubbs
Chief Executive, Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network

Simon Carr (co-opted Special Adviser: Housing)
Managing Director, Henry Boot Construction

Professor Chris Husbands (co-opted Special Adviser: Skills and Employment)
Vice Chancellor at Sheffield Hallam University

Alison Kinna (co-opted Special Adviser)
Senior Vice President, SCM at Outokumpu

Chris Scholey (co-opted Special Adviser: Infrastructure)
Chair of Sheffield City Region Trade and Investment Board

Bill Adams
Trade Union representative

Public Sector Board Members

Mayor Dan Jarvis
Chair of Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority

 

Councillor Sir Steve Houghton CBE
Leader of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

 

Councillor Simon Greaves
Leader of Bassetlaw District Council

 

Councillor Ann Syrett
Leader of Bolsover District Council

 

Councillor Tricia Gilby
Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council

 

Mayor Ros Jones CBE
Mayor of Doncaster

 

Councillor Lewis Rose OBE
Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council

 

Councillor Graham Baxter MBE
Leader of North East Derbyshire District Council

 

Councillor Chris Read
Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

 

Councillor Julie Dore
Leader of Sheffield City Council

 

If you would like to know more about the LEP Board please contact us at:
Sheffield City Region Executive Team
11 Broad Street West
Sheffield
S1 2BQ
Email: enquiries@sheffieldcityregion.org.uk
Telephone: 0114 220 3400

Our Audit & Scrutiny Committees
Audit Committee Members

The Mayoral Combined Authority’s Audit Committee is made up of elected members of each local council in the Sheffield City Region. The members are listed below:

Overview and Scrutiny Committee Members

The Mayoral Combined Authority’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee is made up of elected members of each local council in the Sheffield City Region. The members for the 2018/19 term are listed below:

Members

 

  • Councillor Chris Furness, Chair of Sheffield City Region Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Attendance Record
  • Councillor Penny Baker, Sheffield City Council, Attendance Record
  • Councillor Jeff Ennis, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Attendance Record
  • Councillor Peter Innes, Chesterfield Borough Council, Attendance Record
  • Councillor Allan Jones, Vice Chair of Sheffield City Region Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, Attendance Record
  • Councillor Shaffaq Mohammed, Sheffield City Council, Attendance Record
  • Councillor Gerry Morley, North East Derbyshire District Council, Attendance Record
  • Councillor Zahira Naz, Sheffield City Council, Attendance Record
  • Councillor Sandra Peake, Bolsover District Council, Attendance Record
  • Councillor Ken Richardson, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Attendance Record
  • Councillor Ian Saunders, Sheffield City Council, Attendance Record
  • Councillor John Shephard, Bassetlaw District Council, Attendance Record
  • Councillor Peter Short, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Attendance Record
  • Councillor Brian Steele, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Attendance Record

 

If you would like to know more about the Overview and Scrutiny Committee please contact Christine Marriott, Scrutiny Officer at:

Email: christine.marriott@sheffieldcityregion.org.uk
Telephone: 0114 220 3448
11 Broad Street West,
Sheffield,
S1 2BQ,

Our SCR Executive Team

The Mayoral Combined Authority Board and Local Enterprise Partnership Board are supported by the SCR Executive Team which is based at 11 Broad Street West in Sheffield. The role of the SCR Executive Team is to lead on policy, strategy and commissioning for a small number of key priority workstreams on behalf of the public and private sectors within Sheffield City Region. Our Senior Management Team are:

Dr Dave Smith
Managing Director

Dave Smith has been heading the Sheffield City Region team since early 2016. In this pivotal role Dave takes responsibility as Head of Paid Service for the Executive functions of the SCR Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership. Email: dave.smith@sheffieldcityregion.org.uk

Ruth Adams
Deputy Managing Director and Director of Strategic Corporate Affairs

Ruth works with partners to develop, deliver and implement the Sheffield City Region Growth Plan. In addition to this senior role, Ruth focuses on ensuring the Sheffield City Region delivers its economic objectives. Email: ruth.adams@sheffieldcityregion.org.uk

Mark Lynam
Director of Programme Commissioning

Mark’s responsibilities include all aspects of the City Region’s work on transport, housing, infrastructure and planning. A key part of his work is involvement in Government initiatives and policies which support future transport investment in the City Region, including HS2 and Transport for the North. Email:

mark.lynam@sheffieldcityregion.org.uk

You can find the Sheffield City Region Organigram in our resources section.

Gender Pay Gap Report 2017-18

At Sheffield City Region, our people are our greatest asset and we are committed to fairness, equality and inclusion. Although our workforce has fewer than 250 employees, which means we have no legal requirement to report on our gender pay gap, we have voluntarily chosen to report our gender pay gap using pay data taken on 31 March 2018. This information will form a key part of our work to build greater equality across a more diverse workforce. The results will help us to better understand and focus on the relevant issues, and we will hold ourselves to account, as we continue to plan and take actions to improve on our current position.

Mayoral Combined Authority Officers

In addition to the day-to-day work undertaken by the SCR Executive Team, the Sheffield City Region has a number of designated officers who provider services to ensure that the Mayoral Combined Authority is acting legally and responsibly. The designated officers for the Mayoral Combined Authority are:

  • Clerk of the Mayoral Combined Authority, Diana Terris, Chief Executive of Barnsley Council
  • Director of Finance, Eugene Walker, Interim Executive Director of Resources at Sheffield City Council
  • Monitoring Officer, Andrew Frosdick, Director of Legal and Governance at Barnsley Council
  • You can also find our Statutory Officers – Register of Interest form here

SEE HOW WE MAKE DECISIONS

For a complete breakdown on how we make decisions please click the link below: