News - 30 October 2023

Mark Rogers, Interim Chief Officer for the East Midlands Devolution Programme, to speak at D2N2 Annual Event and AGM

We are thrilled to announce that Mark Rogers, Interim Chief Officer for the East Midlands Devolution Programme, will be a keynote speaker at our D2N2 Annual Event and AGM on Thursday 7 December at Toyota, Burnaston.

Following the granting of Royal Assent for the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, the proposals for devolution in the East Midlands have taken a huge step forward and Mark will talk about his work preparing for the East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA), set to be the first combined county authority in the country. The EMCCA would have a new elected regional mayor at the helm, representing around 2.2 million people in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – the whole of the D2N2 region.

Prior to taking up the role of Interim Chief Officer for the East Midlands Devolution Programme, Mark played a pivotal role in the formation of the West Midlands Combined Authority and has extensive senior leadership experience in local government, having served as Chief Executive of both Birmingham City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.

Since 2022 Mark has held the role of Chief Executive of the Leadership Centre, and in his most recent role in public service he worked as a Director General for the Government of Jersey.

Mark said:

“I’m really looking forward to speaking at the D2N2 LEP Annual Event and AGM. I’ll be talking about the exciting plans for East Midlands devolution, an ambitious strategy with huge potential for the East Midlands to top the ‘premier league’ of combined authorities. In particular, I’ll be sharing insights on our preparations for establishing the new East Midlands Mayoral Combined County Authority, set to become operational in 2024, under a directly elected East Midlands Mayor.”

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For media enquiries, contact:

Nicola Swaney

Head of External Affairs, D2N2 LEP

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