To better reflect who we are, the communities we serve and the way we work we changed our name on 17 September 2021 from “Sheffield City Region”, to the “South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority”.

The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) is a formal partnership of councils that shapes policy and leads on decision-making. Formed in 2014, the constituent members of the Mayoral Combined Authority are Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster councils.

On 4 May 2018, Dan Jarvis was elected as Mayor of the Sheffield City Region and became Chair of the Mayoral Combined Authority. Dan Jarvis announced in September 2021 that he would stand down at the end of his term.

On 6 May 2022, Oliver Coppard was elected as Mayor of South Yorkshire and became Chair of the Mayoral Combined Authority.

Further information on the Mayoral Combined Authority:

For Committee details, membership information, profiles and the register of interests of the members visit our Committees and Meetings database website.

Find forthcoming meetings, meeting papers, agendas and minutes on our Committees and Meetings database website.

Find out about upcoming and past Mayoral Combined Authority meetings as well as watch those meetings that are held in public on our SYMCA webcasting portal site

Find previous Declarations of Interest made at the Mayoral Combined Authority meetings on our Declarations of interest finder page.

Mayoral Combined Authority Executive Team

The Mayoral Combined Authority (MCA) Board and Local Enterprise Partnership Board are supported by the MCA Executive Team. 

In support of the vision for the city region, the MCA Executive works in collaboration with Local Authorities to attract new and more investment and enables new and creative ways of investing; creating the conditions for private sector led inclusive economic growth at pace and at scale, which makes a positive impact on South Yorkshire’s places, businesses and people. 

The Executive teams role is to:

  • Support our Political and Business Leaders with economic analysis and insights to support their decision making on priority activity
  • Generate ideas and take forward, in partnership with other stakeholders, further devolution or investment strategies to deliver the results required 
  • Deliver the programme of investment of the Mayor, MCA and LEP 
  • Successfully operate in accordance with the transparency and compliance framework for Local Government and the LEP

Visit our Governance meetings database site to see profiles of our Executive team as well as a Register of Interest for each of our Senior Management Team members.