Local Government Leadership Forum

Local Government Leadership Forum

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Just months before a pivotal general election which could see a change of government and weeks after the Autumn Statement outlines plans for public finances, The MJ at Future Forum North couldn't come at a better time. 

We will cover:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • The Autumn Statement 
  • Fiscal transparency: the challenge for local government
  • Climate change: the council role
  • What next for devolution & levelling up?
  • What Oflog means for the sector
  • Preventing meltdown: is the role of the monitoring officer robust enough?

Previous Future Forum Speakers Include

  • Suki
    Suki Binjal Solicitor, Consultant and former interim Monitoring Officer, Northumberland CC
  • Helen
    Helen Bradley Head of Legal & Democratic Services and Monitoring Officer, Durham CC & LLG National Lead for Monitoring Officers
  • Sally
    Sally Burlington Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Policy (People), Local Government Association
  • Philip
    Philip Emms Principal Consultant, GatenbySanderson
  • William
    William Flint CEO and Co-Founder, Pairly
  • Justin
    Justin Galligard CEO, Norse Group
  • Paul
    Paul Johnson Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Kate
    Kate Josephs CB Chief Executive, Sheffield City Council
  • Andrew
    Andrew Lewis Chief Executive, Liverpool City Council
  • Karl
    Karl Limbert Director of Strategy, EQUANS UK&I
  • Sanjay
    Sanjay Mackintosh Managing Director, Roretti
  • Alison
    Alison Mckenzie-Folan Chief Executive, Wigan Council
  • Chris
    Chris Melia Local Authority Growth Director , Capita
  • Kath
    Kath O’Dwyer Chief Executive, St Helens Borough Council
  • Tony
    Tony Redmond Chair of the Improvement and Assurance Board , Nottingham City Council
  • Joanne
    Joanne Roney Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
  • Pam
    Pam Smith Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council
  • Tom
    Tom Stannard Chief Executive, Salford City Council
  • Louise
    Louise Thompson CEO, MyFolks

Testimonials from 2022

  • Ken Lyon

    The MJ Future Forum North is a unique event, comprising of superb content and an unrivalled ability to discuss challenges opportunity with a high calibre mix of people both directly within the sector and those supporting from the outside. The sessions are always on point and I never fail to be amazed by the level of high-quality learning, conversations and relationship-building that Future Forum North provides.

    Ken Lyon Managing Director Lyon Local Gov Ltd
  • Lawrence Conway

    An essential opportunity to hear, and participate in, the latest thinking on key priorities for the local government sector.

    Lawrence Conway Chief Executive South Lakeland District Council
  • Andrew	Muter

    The value of this event lies in its high-powered and quick-fire sessions which cover so much ground over twenty-four hours. Add to this the networking opportunities and you have the perfect way to update your understanding of local government's current challenges in a knowledgeable and friendly environment.

    Andrew Muter Interim Chief Executive
  • James Binks

    Excellent event, content, speakers, networking opportunities, venue etc. Really valuable way to spend two days. 

    James Binks Assistant Chief Executive Manchester City Council