8 April 2013

New Chair for Leeds LEP

Roger Marsh, Senior Partner of the Leeds office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC"), will take over the chair of Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership from Neil McLean on 1 July 2013.

Born in 1953, educated at Stockton Church of England Grammar School and the University of Leeds, Marsh joined PwC in 1976. Specializing in business recovery and insolvency he managed T&D Industries, Sheffield Forgemasters, Carpets International, Dixon Motor Group, Shotton Power and Bradford Cathedral.

Between Jan 2007 and Aug 2009 Marsh served as Director-General of Strategic Finance and Operations at the Cabinet Office and was an executive member of the Cabinet Secretary's board.  According to his Linkedin profile, his overall role was "to improve the operational efficiency and efficacy of the agreed strategic objectives of the centre of Government."

Marsh became Senior Partner of the Leeds Office in 2011 and will retire from that post on 30 June 2013. His successor will be Arif Ahmad.

Further Information
"PwC announces change of leadership in Leeds," PwC 26 March 2013
"New Chair for Local Enterprise Partnership". Leeds City Region LEP, 26 March 2013