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.

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 cohort 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 Trevor Holt

Councillor Trevor Holt

Bury Council – Chair

Councillor Mike Wharton

Councillor Mike Wharton

Halton Borough Council – Deputy Chair

Councillor Derek Brook

Councillor Derek Brook

Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council – Vice Chair

Councillor Ron Whittle

Councillor Ron Whittle

Blackburn with Darwen Council – Vice Chair

Councillor Janet Willis

Councillor Janet Willis

Cumbria County Council

Councillor Alan Vincent

Councillor Alan Vincent

Lancashire County Council

Councillor Joe Hanson

Councillor Joe Hanson

Liverpool City Council

Councillor Mohammed Iqbal

Councillor Mohammed Iqbal

Pendle Borough Council

Councillor Phil Crowe

Councillor Phil Crowe

Preston City Council

Councillor Daalat Ali

Councillor Daalat Ali

Rochdale Borough Council

Councillor Barbara Bentham

Councillor Barbara Bentham

Salford City Council

Councillor Rachael Hogg

Councillor Rachael Hogg

South Lakeland DC

Councillor Martin Bond

Councillor Martin Bond

St Helens Council

Councillor Joanne Bennett

Councillor Joanne Bennett

Trafford Council

Councillor Cathy Mitchell

Councillor Cathy Mitchell

Warrington BC

Councillor Yvonne Gagen

Councillor Yvonne Gagen

West Lancashire Borough Council

Our Member Representatives

Meet the rest of our Member Representatives here…