The well respected and highly regarded former chair of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Sir Roger Marsh joins Squire Patton Boggs as a senior business and strategy advisor.
As chair of the LEP, Sir Roger Marsh led the organisation through a period of significant transformation, securing the country’s largest Local Growth Deal settlement and bringing £1 billion of investment to the region. Sir Roger was also instrumental in agreeing the West Yorkshire devolution deal, and in bringing Channel 4’s new national HQ and news centre to Leeds.
“We are delighted to welcome Sir Roger to the firm,” said John Alderton, managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs in Leeds. “With the vast and wide-ranging experience that Sir Roger brings, our clients will have an additional resource to support their strategic development and growth. Sir Roger will provide assistance and strategic advice around fast growth and key sectors such as technology, fin-tech and health-tech. In addition, his knowledge of inward investment and trade for UK plcs, in both traditional and growth markets, will be a real asset.”
In addition to his role at the LEP, Sir Roger Marsh was also a member of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and a former senior partner at PwC in Leeds. He is currently chair of the NP11 group of Northern local enterprise partnerships and the Piece Hall Trust. He is also a Commissioner of The Global Britain Commission.
Sir Roger was awarded an OBE in 2015, and then knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2021 for services to business, economy, and the community across the North. He is also a Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire.
Commenting, Sir Roger Marsh said: “With my background in professional services and expertise in local and global markets, Squire Patton Boggs is a natural fit for me. I have worked alongside the firm for many years as it has grown from its roots in Bradford into a leading regional, national and global law firm. We have shared experience and ethos of driving and transforming the Northern economy towards being a net contributor, as achieved locally pre-pandemic through business growth and support. I am really looking forward to the opportunities that our combined efforts will bring to businesses currently operating in or seeking to invest across the region.”