ROTHERHAM council leader Chris Read has been appointed as the head of a major regional forum.
Cllr Read (pictured) was announced as the new chairman of the SCR Combined Authority (CA) at a meeting on Monday, when it was revealed 52 bids for a total of £207 million have been put forward for funding from the Sheffield City Region Infrastructure Fund (SCRIF).
He said: “This is an exciting time for Sheffield City Region and it is a privilege to take up the position of chairman of the Combined Authority.
“I am also pleased to see so many bids have been submitted in response to the open call.
“The ‘let’s get it done’ work-ethic in Sheffield City Region harnesses drive and ambition.