Our board

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

Role of the board

What does the board do?

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.

You can see the full LEP board membership and information about it.

Meetings of the Board are held in public and the agendas, reports and minutes are all published and can be accessed on the committees and meetings section of our website here.

National Assurance Framework

The LEP Board is compliant with the National Assurance Framework guidelines. The Board appointed from 31 March 2020 has a 2/3 private sector membership, no more than 20 members and at least 1/3 of the members are women to comply with equality standards.

Annual LEP meeting

LEP annual meetings are open to the public. The next annual meeting will be held at 2pm on 15 June 2022. An up-to-date agenda for the meeting will be published nearer the time. All Annual meetings of the LEP are open to the public.

Meetings during COVID-19 lockdown

In light of the current public health response to COVID-19, meetings of the LEP Board will now take place by video conference and, in the interests of openness and transparency, will be live-streamed on West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s YouTube channel and on the the website. Agenda and papers will continue to be published on five clear days in advance of the meeting with a link to the YouTube channel.

Roger Marsh OBE

Chair, LEP Board

Roger is the former senior partner at PWC Leeds and a Member of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Since becoming 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.

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

Diversity Champion

Kate Hainsworth
LEP Board Member

Kate has been appointed as our new Diversity Champion.

SME Representative

Mandy Ridyard
LEP Board Member

Mandy has been appointed SME representative.

  1. Transparency and Freedom of Information

    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the LEP are committed to open government, transparency and the proactive release of the information it holds under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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  2. Committees and meetings

    In this section you can access a wide range of information and documents relating to the Combined Authority and the LEP's committees, meetings and decisions.

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