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Reflect. Reset.

Reflect. Reset.

The journey begins.

Reflect. Reset. Re-Imagine.

A message from Solace

Reflect. Reset. Re-Imagine: A week of immersive virtual learning. 

12th-16th October 2020  

Are you a forward-thinking professional looking to expand your knowledge, enhance your skillset, and grow your network? Would you benefit from the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and forward-thinking organisations in a space where you can share ideas and take important steps towards driving change? 


Want to get involved?

If you would like to get involved in ‘Reflect. Reset. Reimagine,’ we have a range of opportunities available, click here to view how you can be a part of our week of virtual learning.

For all sponsorship/exhibitor enquiries please contact:


Why Reflect. Reset. Re-Imagine?


We’ll be making regular updates to the agenda so make sure you visit regularly so that you can see what sessions are taking place at Reflect. Reset. Re-Imagine.

To access our agenda, click here.

*All details are subject to change

Key areas of discussion:

Speakers' Corner

We’ve secured some incredible speakers for Reflect. Reset. Re-Imagine. From industry leaders to subject-matter experts, we’ve got something for everyone.

We’ll be adding more speakers over the coming weeks so please do come and check back for updates.

Here’s our line-up so far:

Aileen Campbell

MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government

Alison Lowe

Chief Executive of Touchstone

Allen Graham

Former Chief Executive of Rushcliffe Borough Council, Founder & Managing Director of Circling Squared Ltd

Alex Skinner

Director of Local Government Finance in the Department for Communities and Local Government

Alix Bedford

Risk Proposition Manager, Zurich Municipal

Sir Andrew Dilnot CBE

Warden of Nuffield College Oxford and Chair of the Geospatial Commission

Andy Ralphs

Strategic Director of Customer and Corporate Services at Plymouth City Council

Anna Dixon

Chief Executive of the Centre for Ageing Better

Anna Randle

Chief Executive of Collaborate CIC

Anne Lloyd

Director of Human Resources at City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Becky Strafford

Managing Director of the Business Change Collective

Professor Cary Cooper CBE

50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at ALLIANCE Manchester Business School of the University of Manchester,

Carolyn Williamson

Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Corporate Resources, Hampshire County Council

Charles Dacres

Cohesion and Inclusion lead at Bradford Council

Charles Obazuaye

Director of HR & Customer Services, London Borough of Bromley

Charles Withworth

Customer Experience Design and Delivery Director at Capita

Chris Naylor

Interim Chief Executive, Birmingham City Council

Chris Twigg

Founding Director, Inner Circle Consulting

Christopher Pietroni

Professor of Leadership Practice & Director of the Birmingham Leadership Institute, University of Birmingham

Claire Chidley

Resilience Expert & Solace Associate

Sir Clive Woodward OBE

Business Speaker and Executive Coach, Founder of Hive Learning, Director of Sport Apex2100 Ski Academy

Colin Macpherson

Chief Executive, ENGIE Places & Communities

Danielle Foster

, Resourcing Delivery and Strategy Manager at Essex County Council

Dave Perry

Chief Executive, South Gloucestershire Council

Dominic Campbell

Founder and CEO of FutureGo

Professor Donna Hall CBE

Chair, New Local Government Network and the Chair of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Dwayne Johnson

Chief Executive Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Elle Dodd

Project Director FutureGov

Fatima Khan- Shah

Programme Lead for Personalised Care and Unpaid Carers at West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

Dr Funke Abimbola MBE

Chief Executive Officer, The Austen Bronte Consultancy

Gavin Jones

Chief Executive, Essex County Council

Professor Greg Clark

is Global Head of Future Cities & New Industries at HSBC Group

Harry Purewal

Personal Branding & Image Consultant

Helen Barnard

Acting Director at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Helen Sunderland

Director, EY

Ian Thomas

Chief Executive at London Borough of Kingston

Jacqui Mckinlay

Chief Executive of the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

Jake Rudolph

Chief Administrative Officer City of Nanaimo, BC

Jim Savege

Chief Executive, Aberdeenshire Council

Jon Morton

Programme Director at Henley Business School, University of Reading

Karen Thomas

Karen Thomas, Chief Executive of Society of Local Government Managers New Zealand (SOLGM)

Kath O'Dwyer

Kath O'Dwyer, Chief Executive, St Helens Borough Council

Keith Daniell

Communications Expert

Kersten England

Chief Executive CBE, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Kevin Ward

Kevin Ward, Associate Partner at EY

Professor Jim McManus

Director of Public Health for Hertfordshire and Vice President of the Association of Directors of Public Health

Jo Miller

Chief Executive of Hutt City Council, New Zealand. Former Chief Executive of Doncaster Council and Former Solace President

Joanne Roney

Chief Executive of Manchester City Council

John Till

Director at thinkingplace

Kate Ardern

Director of Public Health, Wigan Council

Kate Henderson

Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation

Dame Louise Casey DBE CB

Independent Advisor for Social Welfare

Louise Ellaway

Government Innovation Lead at Bloomberg Philanthropies

Luciana Berger

Managing Director of Advocacy and Public Affairs

Marium Haque

Deputy Director of Education & Learning

Mark Amis

Head of Education, Charities and Government, Lloyds Bank

Mark Lloyd

Chief Executive of the Local Government Association

Martin Reeves

Chief Executive of Coventry City Council

Miatta Fahnbulleh

Chief Executive at New Economics Foundation

Mike Childs

Head of Science, Policy & Research at Friends of the Earth

Neil McInroy

Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies

Rt. Hon. Baroness Nicky Morgan

Former Conservative Minister

Nigel Riglar

Director of Environmental and Community Services, Gloucestershire Council

Pam Parkes

Director Organisational Development, People & Service Design at Essex County Council

Paul Abraham

Corporate Services Director, Capita

Paul Johnson CBE

OBE, Director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies

Paul Naserjek

Chief Executive of Ealing Council

Polly Neate

Chief Executive, Shelter

Professor Rebecca Willis

Professor in Practice at Lancaster Environment Centre

Robin Tuddenham

Chief Executive, Calderdale Council

Dr. Ruth Bromley

GP, Lead for Ethics & Law at Manchester Medical School and Chair of Manchester Health & Care Commissioning

Ruth Cane

Solace Associate

Ruth Hyde

Chief Executive of Broxtowe Borough Council

Ruth Smeeth

Chief Executive of Index on Censorship

Ruxandra Stuart

Learning & Development Lead at Essex County Council

Sandy Hopkins

Chief Executive of Southampton City Council

Sarah Pickup

Deputy Chief Executive of the Local Government Association

Sharon Kemp

Chief Executive, Rotherham Borough Council

Dr Simon Willson

OD and Change Consultant

Stephen Hughes

Board Chair of Housing 21 and former Chief Exec of Birmingham City Council

Stephanie Flanders

Senior Executive Editor for Economics at Bloomberg News and Head of Bloomberg Economics

Dr. Stephanie Hare

Independent researcher and broadcaster

Steve Collinson

Head of the UK People Team, Zurich Insurance

Sue Riddlestone OBE

Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Bioregional

Susan Parsonage

Chief Executive of Wokingham Borough Council

Susie Faulkner

Transformation Director at the London Borough of Havering

Tim Pitts

Senior Partner Local & Regional Government

Tim Pope

Managing Consultant, PA Consulting

Tom Stannard

Corporate Director, Regeneration and Economic Growth, Wakefield Council

Torsten Bell

Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation

Victor Adebowale

Non-Executive Director, the Co-operative Group

Wajid Shafiq

Chief Executive, Xantura

Book your package today.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be in the room where it happens, book your package today to gain access to Reflect. Reset. Re-Imagine.

We have a variety of packages available for all organisations which you can book directly through our dedicated events booking site using the links below.

If you would like to attend but don’t see a package that reflects your organisation’s needs, please feel free to email

Our Bronze Package

50 passes

This package enables 50 members of your organisation to gain access to the full week of learning on our online platform. Regardless of where they are in their career, there is guaranteed to be industry-leading development content tailored for them available at the click of a button.

£500 + VAT

Click here to book

Our Silver Package

100 passes

This package enables 100 members of your organisation to gain access to the full week of learning on our online platform. Regardless of where they are in their career, there is guaranteed to be industry-leading development content tailored for them available at the click of a button.

£750 + VAT

Click here to book

Our Gold Package

150 passes

This package enables 150 members of your organisation to gain access to the full week of learning on our online platform. Regardless of where they are in their career, there is guaranteed to be industry-leading development content tailored for them available at the click of a button.

£1,000 + VAT

Click here to book