Editorial Board

 Carolyn Wilkins

Dr Carolyn Wilkins OBE, Chief Executive, Oldham Council

Carolyn has taken Oldham Council forward through a significant programme of growth and reform under the Cooperative Council agenda. 

956 Graeme McDonald

Graeme McDonald, Director, SOLACE

Graeme is Director of SOLACE, responsible for the overall management of the organisation, policy and communications. 

 chris painter

Chris Painter, Emeritus Professor of Public Policy, Birmingham City University

Chris Painter is Emeritus Professor of Public Policy and Management at Birmingham City University, where he was Head of the School of Social Sciences. He is also Chair of Governors at Stourbridge King Edward VI College.

 Martin ferguson

Martin Ferguson, Policy Director, SOCITM

Martin leads the development and promotion of responses to major issues around public sector ICT and drives engagement with central and local government.

David Reilly

David Reilly, Head of Cities and Regions, The Carbon Trust

David is a Chartered Engineer with 14 years’ experience of delivering projects in the areas of energy efficiency and carbon management, sustainable building design, sustainable planning and master planning, and renewable energy.

As Head of Cities & Regions at the Carbon Trust, David leads on strategic carbon reduction improvement services to public sector bodies and cities, with a key focus on energy and resource efficiency, as well as decentralised and low carbon energy generation.

 stephen gaskell

Stephen Gaskell, Head of Strategy & Partnerships, Southwark Council

Stephen works for an inner city London Borough that despite budget pressures, has promised to deliver a 'Fairer Future' for all its residents.

 Althea Loderick

Althea Loderick, Strategic Director for Resources, Brent Council

Althea Loderick is Strategic Director for Resources at Brent Council. Previously, she was the Chief Operating Officer at Waltham Forest Council, with a role encompassing the human resources service, organisational development, transformation and business change, and ICT. She has been named one of the UK’s most influential HR practitioners.

 

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