Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is a Joint Local Authority Committee, comprising the nine local authority leaders (or other appointed members). Each local authority has sought the necessary approvals to delegate to the Joint Committee the economic development functions covered by the general power of competence contained in Section 1 of the Localism Act 2013.

The Supervisory Board empowers the LEP Board and provides it with the democratic accountability required to invest public money.

As the Supervisory Board performs executive functions, a Joint Scrutiny Committee has been established to review and scrutinise (and potentially to call in) decisions made, or other actions taken, in connection with the discharge of any functions which are the responsibility of the Supervisory Board. The Joint Scrutiny Committee is formed of one member from each local authority, making a total of nine.