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Ms Jean Dent

Committee Memberships

Jean is the Chair of the Audit Committee. 

She is a member of the following Committees: 

  • Board of Governors 
  • Chair's Committee 
  • Senior Staff Remuneration Committee


With 40 years’ experience working in the public sector, Jean retired as Director of City Development at Leeds City Council IN 2010. In her role as Director she had responsibility for a wide range of development, regeneration, cultural and recreation activities in the city and in ensuring the economic and cultural growth of Leeds. Jean is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and, in January 2011, was awarded an OBE for services to local government. She is a governor at Shadwell and Bramham Primary Schools Federation. She has a strong network of contacts within the business community in Leeds and across the City Region and is a trustee and vice chair of the charitable visual arts company responsible for The Tetley in Leeds, a contemporary arts centre.

Skills Profile

Professional skills include physical and economic development and regeneration; leadership of major services and commercial activities; strategic leadership of a large organisation and a strong governance ethos.