Dr Ruth Adams

Title: Deputy Chief Executive

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
South Yorkshire MCA Executive Team
11 Broad Street West
S1 2BQ

Email:  Ruth.Adams@southyorkshire-ca.gov.uk


Committee appointments

Additional Information

Ruth joined the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority in 2012 with direct responsibility for the production of the Strategic Economic Plan and pioneering work on locally designed approaches to improving workforce skills.


In 2016 Ruth was appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive for the Executive Team with responsibility for corporate policy, research and intelligence, governance and strategic corporate affairs. Recently responsible for: employment and skills, business growth and inward investment


Ruth’s role also includes stewardship of the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority’s capital and revenue budgets; ensuring the effective allocation of resources through robust programme appraisal, assurance and contracting functions.


Ruth was formerly the Director of Business Transition for the Regional Development Agency (RDA) and prior to this was the Assistant Director of Skills at Yorkshire Forward.


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Email: Ruth.Adams@southyorkshire-ca.gov.uk