Lord Kerslake will be missed, he was a great advocate for the region - The Yorkshire Post says
He served as chief executive of Sheffield from 1997 before going onto helm the Homes and Communities Agency.
The former head of the UK’s civil service embodied public service and his insights into government proved invaluable for people interested in policy.
He was respected across the political spectrum and also led the review into the Manchester Arena attack.
In Yorkshire, he adopted Sheffield as his home and continued to champion the region until his death.
He understood the importance of bridging regional inequality and warned about the failure to level up in a meaningful way.