Friday, May 18, 2012

News: Sheffield LEP appoint new chief exec


The Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed Ben Still as their new chief executive.

The current director of strategy at the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) will take over from Sylvia Yates who is retiring.

The appointment was announced at the LEP Board meeting on May 10.

LEPs are the government's new model to promote economic development. They provide the strategic leadership required to set out local economic priorities, and better reflect the natural economic geography of the areas they serve.

The LEP for the Sheffield City Region was formed in late 2010. Led by the private sector, the board brings together representatives from local authorities and academia with local business leaders.

The role of the CEO is to provide high quality leadership of, and support to, the partnership and to to ensure the delivery of their strategic priorities.

The handover from will take place over the next few weeks.

Ben Still became the director of strategy at the SYPTE in March 2009 and has been responsible for the development and delivery of the public transport and accessibility strategies that underpin the current South Yorkshire Local Transport Plan. He also helped to develop the strategic vision for transport in South Yorkshire.

Ben was previously head of planning and policy for transportation consultants, Steer Davies Gleave and has also worked with the Department for Transport and Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber.

Sheffield City Region website

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