Senior Management Team

Published 14th February 2013 at 1:43pm

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.

Dr Dave Smith

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 for the Executive functions of the SCR Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership.

Ruth Adams

Ruth Adams
Deputy Managing Director and Director of Commissioning

Ruth works with partners to develop, deliver and implement the Sheffield City Region Growth Plan. In addition to this senior role, Ruth leads commissioning, focusing on ensuring the Sheffield City Region delivers its economic objectives.


Mark Lynam
Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs

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.