Stephen Parnaby is the Deputy Chair of the Humber LEP. He was Leader of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council from its inception in 1996 until May 2019 when he stood down.
He served on the former Beverley Borough Council; was Leader from 1991-96, and was on the former Humberside County Council. He was the longest serving Leader in Yorkshire, is also an accredited Peer for Local Government.
He was awarded the OBE in the 2008 New Years Honours List for his services to Local Government.