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
Director, East Street Arts
LEP's Diversity Champion
Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe
Leader, Bradford Council
Chair, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
CoE, Yeme Architects
Councillor Carl Les
Leader, North Yorkshire County Council
Rashik Parmar MBE
Chair, Employment and Skills Panel
Managing Director, Mansfield Pollard
Chair, Business Communications Group
Councillor Shabir Pandor
Leader, Kirklees Council
Chair, Inclusive Growth and Public Policy Panel
Beer Hawk Ltd
Councillor Tim Swift
Leader, Calderdale Council
Deputy Chair, LEP Board and Chair, Place Panel
Vice Chair, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Chair, AW Hainsworth & Sons Ltd
Chair, Business Innovation and Growth Panel