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

Sir Nigel is credited with DLA Piper’s remarkable growth, leading the firm through a series of mergers to have lawyers in over 40 countries and revenues over £2bn. In 2009, Sir Nigel received a knighthood for Services to the Legal Industry. He is a Trustee of The Prince’s Trust and was High Sheriff of Greater London 2016-2017.

 

Nigel Brewster
Vice LEP Chair
Partner of Brewster Pratap Recruitment Consultants

Nigel has 16 years’ experience in the recruitment industry in the north and founded his own business in 2011 which has become one of the fastest growing recruitment groups in Yorkshire. Previous roles include President of Doncaster Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Sheffield City Region Chambers of Commerce.

Laura Bennett
Specialist in entrepreneurship and the digital economy
PhD student at University of Sheffield Management School
Prior to reading Entrepreneurial Studies at Sheffield, Laura designed and delivered The Founders Network, a peer-to-peer learning programme. She was also the Director of Operations at a social enterprise in Peru.

 

Alexa Greaves
LEP Board Member
Chief Executive, AAG IT managed services company

Alexa started and grew AAG into a £5 million IT managed services provider. She was National Business Woman of the Year at the 2015 Forward Ladies Business Awards. Prior to AAG, Alexa was Vice President of Corporate Foreign Exchange at JP Morgan Chase Bank.

 

Professor Chris Husbands
Vice Chancellor at Sheffield Hallam University

Sir Chris has been Vice Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University since 2016. In 2018 he was Awarded his Knighthood for Services to Higher Education. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Chris graduated with a double starred First in History from Cambridge. He has advised local and national governments across the world.

Portfolio: Skills and Employment and Inclusive Growth

Peter Kennan
LEP Board Member
Chair of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry Transport Forum

Peter is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor.  He became a specialist Tax Partner in accountancy and tax practices with offices in in Sheffield and Doncaster in 1989 and had 27 years in that role until retiring in 2016. Peter has chaired Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Transport Forum since 2012. He is a trustee of three charities in the areas of health and education.

Tan Khan
LEP Board Member
Regional Director – Monaghans

Tan is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with over twenty-five-years’ experience in structural engineering design, he has undertaken the successful execution of projects with a construction value of over £2bn. Tan has wide experience of new build multi-storey mixed use schemes, commercial, retail and leisure properties.

Neil MacDonald
LEP Board Member
Chair, St Luke’s Hospice and Pro Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University


Neil is a former Master Cutler who holds a range of non-executive directorships. He was formerly Finance Director at engineering businesses Firth Rixson and AES. Neil holds several trustee and non-executive roles including Pressure Technologies and Yorkshire Artspace.

LEP Portfolios: Business Growth and Access to Finance

Owen Michaelson
LEP Board Member
Chief Executive, Harworth Group

Owen established the Harworth Group as a recognised developer of Brownfield land. He is listed in Insider Magazine’s Power 100 list for most influential people in South Yorkshire. Prior to becoming Chief Executive at Harworth Group, Owen has been Executive Director at the Peel Group and a Joint Managing Director of UK Coal plc.

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

Julia is CEO of the social enterprise Gaia Innovation Ltd, and has over 25 years’ experience in automotive retailing, manufacturing and consulting. Julia helps employers and universities to create inclusive talent pools, specifically by engaging with young people from less affluent communities in the north and south east midlands. Julia is a volunteer speaker for the Speakers for Schools charity, and was awarded the Mary Lou Carrington Award by the City of London Worshipful Company of Educators for her work with the charity. She is also a board member of the Barnsley Economic Partnership.

Lucy Nickson
LEP Board Member
Chief Executive Officer, One Health Group

Lucy is Chief Executive of One Health Group, an independent healthcare provider based in Sheffield. One Health Group provides elective surgery to NHS patients across multiple regions within the Sheffield City Region and beyond. Lucy has a wide experience of diverse and strategic issues.

Philippa Sanderson
LEP Board Member
Head of South Yorkshire region for KPMG

Philippa is the Head of South Yorkshire region for KPMG. She trained as a chartered accountant and later qualified as a chartered tax adviser. She has over 20 years’ experience of proven business and leadership skills. Her clients reflect the Sheffield City Region economy, ranging from fast growing start-ups through established owner manager businesses and on to AIM and fully listed groups.

Ged Shields
LEP Board Member
Chair, Barnsley Economic Partnership

Ged is Chair of the Barnsley Economic Partnership which harnesses the experience and knowledge of the private sector to support Barnsley businesses to become more successful and employ more people in better jobs. He is the former Vice President for Corporate Planning and Development at Sherwin-Williams with responsibilities for Corporate Planning and Development, Global Market Development and Latin American Coatings Group. He is the former Marketing Director of Ronseal and created the iconic “It Does Exactly What it Says on the Tin” advertising.

 

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

Richard is CEO of the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, an organisation that connects NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry to facilitate change across health and social care economies. Prior to becoming CEO, Richard was AHSN’s Commercial Director.

Professor Koen Lamberts
Co-opted Special Adviser
President and Vice Chancellor at The University of Sheffield

Professor Koen Lamberts is the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield. He took up the role in November 2018 and he was previously Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of York. Professor Lamberts is a cognitive psychologist with extensive experience in experimental and theoretical research on human perception and memory, for which he has been awarded prizes from the Experimental Psychology Society and the British Psychological Society. He has held a number of significant leadership roles in higher education, including Chair of the N8 group of research-intensive universities in the north of England.

Alison Kinna
Co-opted LEP Board Member
Senior Vice President, SCM at Outokumpu

As Senior Vice President in Supply Chain Management at OutoKumpu, Alison’s experience is predominantly in the supply chain and latterly the commercial arenas. Outokumpu is the global leader in stainless steel and sales amounted to 6.4 billion euros in 2017. The company employs 10,000 professionals in more than 30 countries, with 120 people in Sheffield. Outokumpu is involved in the promotion, processing, distribution and sale of all types of stainless steel which are manufactured at their plants around the world, including Sheffield.

Bill Adams
Trade Union representative

Regional Secretary, TUC Yorkshire and the Humber

Summary: In a national first in 2018, members of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) board agreed to appoint a trade union representative to the board. Bill is Regional Secretary of TUC Yorkshire and the Humber. The TUC works with organisations within the region including politicians, government departments, local and combined authorities, metro-mayors and devolved bodies, Local Enterprise Partnerships, business and civil society organisations to ensure that the voice of working people is heard and included in policy.

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 from 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: