One Yorkshire Devolution Conference

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We are pleased to formally invite you to this exclusive conference to discuss Yorkshire’s place in a post-Brexit economy and how devolution for the region can ensure it plays its full part in driving future prosperity for the North and the UK.

Yorkshire represents five million people and over one-fifth of the North’s economic output. Its success is fundamental to realising the Northern Powerhouse vision, and to ensuring all parts of the country feel the benefits of a strong economy once the UK leaves the EU.

This one-day conference will bring together key decision-makers from national and local government, business, education, research bodies and the third sector to discuss the key drivers of Yorkshire’s future prosperity.

  • What are the major opportunities for Yorkshire in a post-Brexit economy?
  • What are the challenges it needs to overcome to boost productivity while also improving living standards for all?
  • What is Yorkshire’s unique role in driving Northern and national future prosperity?


Confirmed speakers include:

  • The Rt Hon Jake Berry MP – Northern Powerhouse Minister
  • Cllr Judith Blake – Leader, Leeds City Council
  • Dan Jarvis – Mayor of Sheffield City Region and MP for Barnsley Central
  • Prof. Kate Pickett – Professor of Epidemiology, University of York and Co-Founder and Trustee of the Equality Trust
  • Prof. John Tomaney – Professor of Urban and Regional Planning in the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London
  • Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe – Chair, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Cllr Carl Les – Leader, North Yorkshire County Council
  • Roger Marsh OBE – Chair, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership
  • Cllr Ian Gillies – Leader, City of York Council
  • Zandra Moore, Chief Executive, Panintelligence
  • Lord Haskins – Chair, Humber LEP
  • Beckie Hart – Regional Director, CBI
  • Cllr Peter Box – Leader, Wakefield Council and Chair, Key Cities
  • Sarah Longlands – Director, IPPR North
  • Robert Goodwill – MP for Scarborough and Whitby
  • Nicky Chance-Thompson – CEO, The Piece Hall Trust
  • Cllr Yvonne Peacock – Leader, Richmondshire Council
  • Rashik Parmar – IBM
  • Jo Miller – Chief Executive, Doncaster Council
  • Ben Still, Managing Director, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Mary Weastell – Chief Executive, City of York Council
  • Wallace Sampson – Chief Executive, Harrogate Borough Council
  • Katie Schmuecker – Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Kate Hainsworth – Leeds Community Foundation
  • Clair Mowbray – Chief Executive, National College for High Speed Rail
  • Richard Stubbs – CEO, Yorkshire and Humber Health Science Alliance
  • Scott Dickinson – Associate, Steer


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