Shoaf was appointed chief executive of the West Midlands Combined Authority in November 2021. Having previously led Transport for West Midlands, she has expanded her focus to include driving inclusive economic growth, increasing skills provision, regenerating land and housing, enhancing the environment and improving transport connectivity across the region. A recognised expert who has advised on national policy, Shoaf secured and oversaw the delivery of a £4bn transport investment package for the region. She was the first female chair of the Urban Transit Group and during her term supported the transport industry on its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, she was appointed by the Department for Transport as one of the UK’s first Violence Against Women and Girls Transport champions, and is tasked with working with passenger groups to identify areas for improvement across the country. Shoaf has a demonstrated track record of success in delivering change, most recently highlighted in securing the region’s Trailblazer Deeper Devolution Deal, which will see a seismic shift in power and influence from Westminster to the West Midlands.