Wakefield Council appoints new corporate director

Written by: Ellie Kahn
Published on: 23 Feb 2021

Mark Lynam

Wakefield Council has appointed a new corporate director to head up its regeneration and economic growth services.

Mark Lynam is currently the director of transport, housing and infrastructure at Sheffield City Region combined authority (SCR), whose remit includes planning.

Lynam, who has a degree from Sheffield Hallam University in urban and regional planning, is set to join Wakefield Council as the corporate director for regeneration and economic growth.

He replaces Tom Stannard who has taken on the role of chief executive of Salford Council.

At SCR, Lynam holds responsibility for transport, housing, infrastructure, as well as planning, and provides executive leadership for the delivery of transport body, Transport for the North.

Before joining SCR in 2016, Lynam held senior roles at local authorities including Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and Nottingham City Council.