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Laura Shoaf OBE – Chief Executive for the West Midlands Combined Authority

Appointed to the role of Chief Executive in November 2021 and was previously Managing Director of Transport for West Midlands.
Laura has expanded her focus to include driving inclusive economic growth, increasing skills provision, regenerating land & housing; enhancing the environment as well as improving transport connectivity across the region.
Her track record of success in leading change will help to gain more powers for the region to deliver our ‘levelling up’ agenda.
Laura is a keen runner and cyclist and can often be found doing both on the hills and pathways where she lives.  She appreciates a good beer, art and supports Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club and the England cricket team.