The Innovation Revolution: How the North is Key to UK Global Competitiveness Post-Brexit
Roger Marsh will talk about the Northern Powerhouse and the recently refreshed strategic economic plan for the Leeds City region. This includes likely impacts from Brexit, and how the region can deal with this challenge.
Roger is Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the public – private sector partnership promoting the Leeds City Region’s interests on a national and international scale, helping enterprise and business to thrive and unlocking potential through partnership.
Since becoming Chair, Roger has led the LEP through a period of significant transformation, securing the country’s largest Local Growth Deal settlement - bringing in excess of £1bn of investment to the region. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2015 for Services to Business and the Economy.
As a member of the HS2 Growth Task Force and West Yorkshire Combined Authority Board, Roger has played a prominent role in shaping the future of the region’s major transport infrastructure. Working in partnership with civic leaders, Roger continues to pursue the LEP’s vision to develop the Leeds City Region as an economic powerhouse, creating jobs and prosperity for all who live and do business here; both for Northern and national economic advantage.
Roger has managed change at the highest level of Government, major businesses and companies, implementing sensitive projects in times of transition and securing long-term financial health. Roger has built, led and been a member of, cohesive teams delivering impressive results.