The South Yorkshire Local Transport Plan’s (SYLTP) Programme Director, Frances Adams, has left South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) after over six years’ service to pursue her business interests.
The SYLTP partnership is made up of the four Local Authorities in South Yorkshire (Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield) and SYPTE. The partnership coordinates and implements South Yorkshire's transport strategy with programmes such as the local Integrated Transport Block and Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), as well as other initiatives to support economic growth, to reduce emissions, maximise safety and enhance social inclusion and health.
Following Frances’ departure, the responsibilities of the role of SYLTP Programme Director will be jointly managed by existing members of the partnership.
SYLTP Programme Manager, Andrew Kemp, will take over the management of both Programmes, as well as all reporting to the South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority (SYITA).
The Transportation and Highways Manager at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Tom Finnegan-Smith, will remain as Chair of SYLTP’s Strategic Leadership Group and act as strategic lead for the LTP team.
SYPTE Deputy Interim Director General, David Young, will take on the role of Senior Responsible Officer for South Yorkshire’s £30m LSTF programme.
These interim arrangements are effective immediately.
SYPTE Interim Director General and Sheffield City Region (SCR) Chief Executive, Ben Still, said: “Frances Adams has provided a valuable contribution to transport arrangements in South Yorkshire and will be missed by SYLTP and SYPTE for her focused approach to delivery.
“The new interim arrangements for the SYLTP team reflect the changing nature of devolved funding, and the creation of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority next year.”
Diana Terris, Chief Executive of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, said: “I would want to thank Frances for her significant contribution to South Yorkshire. Under her leadership, the SYLTP has been extremely successful, with a strong track record of delivery. I wish her well for the future.”
For more information on the SYLTP partnership please visit syltp.org.uk