Sir Roger Marsh joins Squire Patton Boggs as business and strategy advisor

Sir Roger Marsh, the former chair of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, has joined law firm Squire Patton Boggs as a senior business and strategy advisor.

As chair of the LEP, Sir Roger Marsh was involved with 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 to Leeds.

John Alderton, managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs in Leeds, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sir Roger to the firm. 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.”

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Sir Roger is 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.

John Alderton, of Squire Patton Boggs, Leeds, left, with Roger Marsh.John Alderton, of Squire Patton Boggs, Leeds, left, with Roger Marsh.
John Alderton, of Squire Patton Boggs, Leeds, left, with Roger Marsh.

Sir Roger 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.”