Our board

The LEP board brings together business and council leaders to oversee and make strategic decisions related to our Strategic Economic Plan

This approach to partnership working provides the best of both worlds: private sector expertise on what businesses need to grow, and democratic accountability for public sector investment.

These partnerships enable us to realise the best economic outcomes for our region.

Roger Marsh OBE

Chair, LEP Board

Roger is the former senior partner at PWC Leeds.

Since becoming LEP Chair, Roger has led the LEP through a period of significant transformation, securing the country’s largest Local Growth Deal settlement and bringing £1 billion of investment to the region.

He is also a Member of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Deputy Chair of its Investment Committee. 

Alongside other areas, he is also one of the Trustees for the Iraq/Afghanistan memorial project and Chair of the Piece Hall Trust.

Councillor Keith Aspden
Leader, City of York Council

Councillor Judith Blake CBE
Leader, Leeds City Council
Chair, Business Investment Panel

Professor Adam Beaumont
Chief Executive, aql

Councillor Peter Box CBE
Leader, Wakefield Council
Chair, Investment Committee

Councillor Richard Cooper
Leader, Harrogate Council

Professor Bob Cryan CBE
Vice-Chancellor & CEO, University of Huddersfield

Nicola Greenan
Director, East Street Arts
LEP's Diversity Champion

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe
Leader, Bradford Council
Chair, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Amir Hussain
CoE, Yeme Architects

Councillor Carl Les
Leader, North Yorkshire County Council

Rashik Parmar MBE
IBM
Chair, Employment and Skills Panel

Joanna Robinson
Managing Director, Mansfield Pollard
SME Representative
Chair, Business Communications Group

Councillor Shabir Pandor
Leader, Kirklees Council
Chair, Inclusive Growth and Public Policy Panel

Mark Roberts
Beer Hawk Ltd

Councillor Tim Swift
Leader, Calderdale Council
Deputy Chair, LEP Board and Chair, Place Panel
Vice Chair, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Andrew Wright
Chair, AW Hainsworth & Sons Ltd
Chair, Business Innovation and Growth Panel