Senior Management Team

The senior management team of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is headed by the Managing Director, with each of the Directors having clearly defined areas of responsibility.


Managing Director

Ben Still

Director - Corporate Services

Angela Taylor

Responsible for leading and directing the delivery of all corporate services including Legal and Governance Services, Human Resources, ICT, Finance, Business Planning and Health and Safety. To act as the statutory Section 73 Financial Officer for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Director - Policy, Strategy and Communications

Alan Reiss

Responsible for defining, developing and securing appropriate economic, transport and related policy and strategy for the Leeds City Region. To lead in securing funding and powers from Central Government in support of the devolution agenda.

Director - Transport Services

Dave Pearson

Responsible for leading and directing the development and delivery of all transport services.

Director - Delivery

Melanie Corcoran

Responsible for defining, developing and implementing all programme and project processes for the Combined Authority and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Executive Head of Economic Services

Sue Cooke

Responsible for providing strategic leadership on the delivery of all economic services - skills and employment, business growth/competitiveness, and international trade and investment.

Monitoring Officer

Caroline Allen, Head of Legal and Governance Services

The Monitoring Officer can be reached by email here or in writing at: 

Monitoring Officer 
West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Wellington House
40-50 Wellington Street