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

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Our Local Enterprise Partnership Board

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Our Audit & Scrutiny Committees
Audit Committee Members

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For details of our Overview & Scrutiny Committee please click below:

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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:


You can find the Sheffield City Region staff structure 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:

To view relative registers of interest, please click the officers names above.