Alison McKenzie-Folan

Chief Executive Wigan Council

Alison is Chief Executive at Wigan Council and was formerly the Deputy Chief Executive with strategic responsibility for a wide range of services. 

Alison is also the GM lead Chief Executive for both Culture and Environment.

Alison is passionate about public services and determined to make a difference for residents and communities.  She is dedicated to inspiring the next female generation and committed to collaboration, innovation and technology.

She is a spokesperson for SOLACE on the digital agenda and sits on the Board of Open Data Manchester.

Alison was named in the Northern Power Women Top 50 Power list and one of the nine most influential digital leaders in Greater Manchester.

Wigan Council was named LGC Council of the Year 2019 and Northern Power Women Large Organisation.



Paul Dowling Baroness Casey of Blackstock, DBE