2017 Supporters & Contributors
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Abdool Kara
Executive Leader - Local Services
National Audit Office
Alex Elmywood
Commercial Director
Alison McKenzie-Folan
Deputy Chief Executive, Director - Customer Transformation
Wigan Council
Alistair Roman
Lead Partner
Andrew Pavord
Apply4 Technology
Andy Burnham
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Ann-Marie Shields
Integrated Systems Support Officer
Manchester Health & Care Commissioning
Anne Lythgoe
Manager of Policy and Partnerships
Salford City Council
Ben Kaner
Head of Digital Strategy
North Tyneside Council/Engie partnership
Benjamin Taylor
Chief Executive
Public Service Transformation Academy
Carl Hewson
One Public Estate Regional Programme Manager - North West
Cabinet Office
Chris Murray
Core Cities Group
Cllr James Lewis
Deputy Leader
Leeds City Council
David Reilly
Head of Cities and Regions
The Carbon Trust
David Whitehouse
Project Manager
Warwickshire County Council
Deborah McKenzie
Civil Service Learning and Leadership Academy
Dionne Lowndes
Head of Customer Service and Digital Leader
Staffordshire County Council
Dr Carolyn Wilkins OBE
Chief Executive
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
Graeme McDonald
Managing Director
Guy Battle
Chief Executive Officer
The Social Value Portal
Henri Murison
Northern Powerhouse Partnership
Iain Craven
Finance Director
Transport for the North
Jayne Traverse
One Public Estate Regional Programme Manager - North West
Local Government Association
Jenny Nelson
Programme Manager
Digital Newcastle - Newcastle City Council
Jeremy Nicholls
Chief Executive
Social Value UK
Jo Farrar
Director General - Local Government and Public Services
Department for Communities and Local Government
Joanna Morrison
Head of Communications & Digital
Leicestershire County Council
Joanne Hyde
Corporate Director of Transformation and Resources
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council
Joe Anderson
Liverpool City Council
Jon Rouse
Chief Officer
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
Julia Mulligan
Police & Crime Commissioner
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire & the City of York
Julian David
Chief Executive
Justine Brooksbank
Assistant Chief Executive for Business Support
North Yorkshire County Council
Kevin Cunnington
Director General
Government Digital Service
Lord O’Neill of Gatley
Former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury
HM Treasury
Marian Sudbury
Global Operations Director - Northern Powerhouse
Department for International Trade
Michael Dugdale
Industrial & Commercial Customer Director
Northumbrian Water Group
Nick Caton
Head of Wider Public Sector
Crown Commercial Service
Nina Warhurst
Political Editor - North West
Pam Clipson
Director Strategy, Planning & Performance
Northern Lincolnshire & Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Paul O’Brien
Chief Executive
Association for Public Service Excellence
Robin Christopherson
Head of Digital Inclusion
Russell Bowden
Deputy Leader and Executive Member, Corporate Finance & Property
Warrington Borough Council
Sarah Pickup
Deputy Chief Executive
Local Government Association
Sean Nolan
Director of Local Government and Policing
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accounting (CIPFA)
Simon Williams
UK Cities Lead
Future Cities Catapult
Stephen Curtis
Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing
Steve Mattern
Associate Director of IM&T
Northern Lincolnshire & Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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