We are governed by our member organisations. Each of our member organisations nominate an elected member representative to be part of North West Employers on an annual basis. These elected member representatives agree the positions of Chair, Deputy Chair and two Vice Chairs, and the members of the Executive Board from across the region, at the Annual General Meeting each year.

Our member representatives provide governance and strategic and financial direction to ensure we are a viable and sustainable organisation and that we make best use of membership funding.

The organisation has an external Honorary Treasurer position, provided by a local authority partner. We appoint external auditors to ensure transparency, compliance, and to submit our accounts to the Certification Officer on an annual basis. The day to day management and leadership is provided by the Chief Executive and Leadership Team. The organisation is staffed by a small core of highly experienced and committed officers, supplemented by a team of professional associates.

The objectives of the organisation are:

  • To provide information, advice and direct assistance to constituents on the human resource and general management issues they face
  • To promote best practice in workforce and organisational development
  • To capitalise on our regional position by co-ordinating and managing networks which reflect key areas of interest for member organisations in the North West and identifying opportunities for joint working with partner organisations
  • To liaise with and undertake consultation on behalf of the national local government employers (LGA)

Our Executive Board

Councillor Tamoor Tariq

Councillor Tamoor Tariq

Chair, Bury Council

Councillor Mark Dennett

Councillor Mark Dennett

Deputy Chair, Halton Borough Council

Councillor Professor Chris Harris

Councillor Professor Chris Harris

Vice-Chair, Lancaster City Council

Councillor Mark Smith

Councillor Mark Smith

Blackpool Council

Councillor Paul Donovan

Councillor Paul Donovan

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Councillor Chris Southward

Councillor Chris Southward

Cumberland Council

Councillor Alan Vincent

Councillor Alan Vincent

Lancashire County Council

Councillor Ruth Bennett

Councillor Ruth Bennett

Liverpool City Council

Councillor James Robert

Councillor James Robert

Merseyside Fire & Civil Defence

Councillor Phil Crowe

Councillor Phil Crowe

Preston City Council

Councillor Jonathan Brook

Councillor Jonathan Brook

Westmorland and Furness Council

Our Member Representatives

Meet the rest of our Member Representatives here…