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Policy

Policy

Providing a voice for our members

Solace’s Policy Team supports the President and our Policy Board of Spokespeople; provides a voice for our members and the sector in conversations with government officials, and with the media; shares best practice and forms effective partnerships with relevant organisations; and contributes to proactive policy thinking and development. It does this by producing a range of research reports and other publications, including regular surveys of the sector, and supporting Solace’s events programme. To contact Solace’s Policy Team send an email to policy@solace.org.uk.

The Policy Team, from time-to-time, organises events on specific subject matters in order to help our members share knowledge, experience, and expertise with each other as well as senior civil servants and professionals from other partner organisations. Check below for any upcoming events you may wish to attend, or click here to see all of Solace’s events.

 

 

Policy Spokespeople

Solace President

Solace President

Martin Swales, Chief Executive, South Tyneside Council

Heath and Social Care

Policy Lead

Paul Najsarek, Chief Executive, London Borough of Ealing

Deputy

Dwayne Johnson, Chief Executive, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Deputy

Manjeet Gill, Non-Executive Director, Independent Office for Police Conduct

Children and Families

Policy Lead

Ade Adetosoye, Chief Executive, London Borough of Bromley

Deputy

Philip Simpkins, Chief Executive, Bedford Borough Council

Civil Resilience & Community Safety

Policy Lead

Kersten England, Chief Executive, Bradford City Council

Deputy

Stephen Gaskell, Director of Response and Renewal, London Borough of Southwark

Elections & Democratic Renewal

Policy Lead

Louise Round

Deputy

Mark Heath, Returning Officer, Southampton City Council

Digital Leadership

Policy Lead

Alison McKenzie-Folan, Chief Executive, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

Deputy

Jon McGinty, Managing Director, Gloucester City Council

Leadership & Learning

Policy Lead

Matt Prosser, Chief Executive, Dorset County Council

Deputy

Susan Parsonage, Chief Executive, Wokingham Borough Council

Deputy

Averil Price, Corporate Director of Community and Customer Services, Wealden District Council

Finance

Policy Lead

Martin Reeves, Chief Executive, Coventry City Council

Deputy

Sandy Hopkins, Chief Executive, Southampton City Council

Deputy

Katherine Fairclough, Chief Executive, Cumbria County Council

Deputy

Will Benson, Chief Executive, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

Economic Prosperity

Policy Lead

Robin Tuddenham, Chief Executive, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Deputy

Amy Harhoff, Corporate Director of Regeneration Economy and Growth, Durham County Council

Infrastructure and Planning

Policy Lead

Ian Thomas CBE, Chief Executive, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Deputy

Tom Stannard, CORPORATE DIRECTOR OF REGENERATION & ECONOMIC GROWTH, WAKEFIELD CITY COUNCIL

Housing

Policy Lead

Pam Smith, Chief Executive, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Deputy

Dave Perry, Chief Executive, South Gloucestershire Council

Environment & Climate Change

Sharon Kemp

Sharon Kemp, Chief Executive, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council