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 Derek Brook

Councillor Derek Brook

Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council – Chair

Councillor Paul Foster

Councillor Paul Foster

South Ribble Borough Council – Deputy Chair

Councillor Jayne Aston

Councillor Jayne Aston

Knowsley Council – Vice Chair

Councillor Janet Willis

Councillor Janet Willis

Cumbria County Council

Councillor Alan Vincent

Councillor Alan Vincent

Lancashire County Council

Councillor Marion Fitzgerald

Councillor Marion Fitzgerald

Allerdale Borough Council

Councillor David Moore

Councillor David Moore

Copeland Borough Council

Councillor Carla Thomas

Councillor Carla Thomas

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Our Member Representatives

Meet the rest of our Member Representatives here…