April Event with Council Chief Executive Joanne Roney OBE

Our April event featured special guest speaker Joanne Roney OBE. At the time of the event Joanne was Chief Executive of Wakefield Council, the 18th largest council in the UK with 11,000 employees.
She gave our group a fascinating insight into the workings of local government and the challenges currently faced by local authorits in view of central government cuts and other austerity measures. The event took place at the offices of Winston Solicitors in Leeds City Centre.
Since the event, Joanne has recently moved on, taking up the role of Chief Executive of Manchester City Council, one of the largest local authorities in the UK.
The photo above shows Joanne Roney with Jonathan Winston, Head of Winston Solicitors (left) and Darren Bugg, Chairman of Yorkshire Managers (right).