The executive briefing programme (EBP) delivers independent opinion, discussion and shared learning on the role of digital in ensuring the future of public services.
The EBP, originally delivered by Eduserv, operates as an advisory panel, ensuring that the topics, priorities and format bring maximum benefit to local public services and digital leaders.
- Offers a place for debate, resulting in truly independent, informed and practical thought-leadership
- Supports leaders in local public services
- Aims to help shape the local marketplace for digital and IT solutions
- Offers insight to suppliers and public bodies
List of members
- Alison Hughes, assistant director ICT, digital and customer, Liverpool City Council
- Andrew Grant, owner/director ADGrant Ltd (former Aylesbury Vale Council chief executive)
- Ashley Goode, head of ICT, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Austin Wilson, account manager - enterprise and public sector, Jisc
- Carl Fry, senior business development manager - local government and public sector, Jisc
- Carol Williams, head of ICT, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council and Socitm west midlands regional chair
- Colin Birchenall, chief digital officer, Glasgow City Council and chief technology officer, Digital Office for Scottish Local Government
- David Stokes, customer director - public sector, Jisc
- Dilys Wynn, director level interim people services specialist
- Emma Marinos, director of Modernise, Southwark Council
- Frank McGeady, head of business development, London Borough of Richmond and Wandsworth
- Glyn Peach, chief digital officer, Lancashire County Council
- Jessie Davies, operations support assistant, Jisc
- Jos Creese, principal analyst, executive briefing programme
- Cllr Lawrence Wood, councillor, Buckinghamshire Council and adaptive leadership and interpersonal communications coach, Wycomedia Communications
- Lisa Blackburn, customer experience manager, Barnsley Council
- Martin Ferguson, director of policy and research, Socitm
- Mike Ibbitson, interim digital, ICT and transformation leader (currently, Wiltshire Council)
- Nadira Hussain, director of leadership development and research, Socitm
- Peter Lunn, corporate manager – applications, Durham County Council
- Phil Rumens, digital services manager, West Berkshire Council and chair of LocalGov Digital
- Sam Smith, head of digital and IT for 3C Shared Services. strategic IT lead, Cambridgeshire County and Peterborough City Council
- Stephen Baker, chief executive, East Suffolk Council
- Tony Ellis, service director ICT, Buckinghamshire County Council
- William Benson, chief executive, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Last updated: June 2020
Crucially, each member brings industry expertise, prominence, knowledge and commitment to digital progress in local public services.
The programme has worked with a range of other partners and will continue to do so. These include the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountacy (CIPFA), Public Services People Managers Assocation (PPMA), and Society for innovation, technology and modernisation (Socitm).
We’ve already got a long list of priority topics for the group to consider in their next phase.
In the past the group has researched into, and published reports on, a wide range of topics such as:
- How national government digital leadership should develop
- Skills for digital change – the role of the HR director
- The CFO role in public sector digital transformation
Many of the group's previous reports can be accessed via the Eduserv pages captured in the UK Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
- Briefing number one - digital response to COVID-19 (pdf)
- Briefing number two - returning to work: how to do it and what will be different (pdf)
How to take part
To join the group you'll need to:
- Be a senior leader in local public services (eg CEO, director, CIO)
- Be prepared to attend two to three meetings a year
- Have a keen interest in the possibilities of digital public services
If you do not have the time to take part as a steering group member, you can become a friend of and contributor to the group, where we'll share content and involve you in EBP events and research.
For more information on the group, or if you'd like to join, email Jessie Davies (firstname.lastname@example.org).