Governance

Who We Are

Who We Are

Introduction

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.  Which 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.

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

Our Combined Authority

The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority is a formal membership of councils.  The constituent members of the 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 Combined Authority shapes policy and leads on decision-making.  The Combined Authority Board members are also members of the LEP Board.

Our Local Enterprise Partnership

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.

Our SCR Executive Team

The 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 Combined Authority Board Members

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

 

Councillor Chris Read
Chair of Sheffield City Region Combined Authority
Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

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

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

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 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 Members

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

Gavin Baldwin
Group CEO – Club Doncaster

 

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

Julie Kenny CBE
Chairman of Robson Handling Technology

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

Martin McKervey
Partner at CMS

Owen Michaelson
Chief Executive, Harworth Group

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

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

Public Sector Board Members

Councillor Chris Read
Chair of Sheffield City Region Combined Authority
Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

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

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

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 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 Committee Members
Audit Committee Members

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

Name   Political Party Area Term of Office Attendance Record
Cllr John Shephard Chair Labour Bassetlaw 2017/18 Attendance Record
Cllr Allan Jones Vice Chair Conservative Doncaster 2017/18 Attendance Record
Cllr Chris Furness Conservative Derbyshire 2017/18 Attendance Record
Cllr Peter Innes Labour Chesterfield 2017/18 Attendance Record
Cllr Wayne Johnson Labour Barnsley 2017/18 Attendance Record
Cllr Shaffaq Mohammed Liberal Democrat Sheffield 2017/18 Attendance Record
Cllr Gerry Morley Labour North East Derbyshire 2017/18 Attendance Record
Cllr Zahira Naz Labour Sheffield 2017/18 Attendance Record
Cllr Sandra Peake Labour Bolsover 2017/18 Attendance Record
Cllr Ian Saunders Labour Sheffield 2017/18 Attendance Record
Cllr Peter Short UKIP Rotherham 2017/18 Attendance Record
Cllr Brian Steele Labour Rotherham 2017/18 Attendance Record
Cllr Austen White Labour Doncaster 2017/18 Attendance Record
Vacant Independent Barnsley

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

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

Our Staff/Executive Team

The Executive Team leads 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.

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 provide specific services to ensure that the Combined Authority is acting legally and responsibly. The designated officers for the Combined Authority are:

  • Clerk of the 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: