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Charter Implementation Unit

Ian MacArthur

Head of the Unit: Responsible for Governance, Relationship Management, Strategic Development.

Carol Halford

Technical Program Manager: Covers the Accreditation Process, Provider Engagement, Review & Evaluation, Reporting & Procurement Referrals.

Julia Shepek

Marketing and Communications Executive: Responsible for Branding, Website, Social Media and PR.

Georgia Carly

Digital Marketing Apprentice: Works on Marketing Activities with the Marketing and Communications Executive.

Technical Review Panel

Oversees the evaluation and assessment process which moves Supporters to full Membership, working closely with the Technical Programme Manager.

Matt Ainsworth

Assistant Director of Employment Policy, Strategy, & Delivery at GMCA

Dr. Julie Davies

Reader at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School 

Dan Maxwell

North West Training Manager at Acas

Nicola Noone

Former CEO at Gallop and Board Member & Trustee at Breakthrough UK

Emma Plachciak

Members Network & Communities Manager at CIPD North West

Programme Board

Provides oversight on the delivery of the Charter, guidance on the activities of the Implementation Unit, and contributes policy insights and proposals. The Programme Board acts as a Champion for Good Employment, strategically driving the Charter forward to deliver the outcomes and benefits for all employers across Greater Manchester.

Anwar Ali

Co-Founder and CEO at Upturn Enterprise Limited 

Sharon Amesu

Professional Speaker on Inclusive Leadership and Manchester Chair of the Institute of Directors 

Jennifer Atkins

People Director at Bruntwood 

Professor Carol Atkinson

Faculty Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange and Professor of Human Resource Management at Manchester Metropolitan University 

Tracy Brennand

Assistant Executive Director in People and Workforce Development at Tameside Council 

Lynn Collins

Regional Secretary of TUC North West 

Daphne Doody-Green

Head of CIPD Northern England 

Terry Duffy

Area Director for Acas North West 

Clive Memmott

Chief Executive at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce 

Tanya Sweeney

Regional Officer at Unite the Union 

Peter Urwin

Regional Organiser for UNISON

Alex Whinnom

Chief Executive at Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) 

Janet Wilkinson

Executive Lead for Workforce, OD & System Leadership at the GM Health and Social Care Partnership 

John Wrathmell

Director of Strategy, Research and Economy at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority 

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