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Alison Mckenzie-Folan
Chief Executive
Wigan Council
WHAT DO YOU DO?

Provide effective strategic leadership and clear direction within the Council to achieve the long term outcomes as set out in Wigan’Economic Deal and our vision for Deal 2030.Enhance the reputation and image of Wigan as a borough and capitalise its strengths as a place to live, work and enjoy. Provide strategic leadership and influence at a GM level to shape the wider public reform agenda.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Inspiring others
  • Political sensivity
  • Showing genuine concern
  • Creativity
  • Problem solving
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

Wigan Digital Strategy with amazing partners

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

Business Studies Degree, Post Grad in Occupational Health & Safety, Masters in Strategic HR, FCIPD and other bits too!

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

The power of digital to improve the lives of people and communities

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO GIRLS THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN DIGITAL AND TECH?

Go for it - it will be such an exciting and rewarding career


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