Top lawyer takes key role in East Midlands devolution drive

David Williams

A highly-respected regional lawyer has been appointed to the shadow board steering the creation of the new East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA), ahead of the first election for East Midlands Mayor in May.

David Williams, chairman of Geldards, will take on the role of interim business representative on the EMCCA shadow board, joining local politicians from the four key councils involved in the East Midlands devolution deal.

Williams said: “I’ve lived and worked in the East Midlands for over thirty years and I’m committed to doing what I can to raise the profile and economic prosperity of the region, developing the many successful partnerships between the private, public and third sectors.

“I’m looking forward to working with political leaders and other partners to maximise the opportunities that devolution will bring to the region.”

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