The event for local government's most senior officers

The LGC Summit provides an intimate environment for chief executives to network with peers and discuss challenges in a private environment. The ideal opportunity to invest 24 hours out of the office, to help you lead for the benefit of your local community.

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Timings Session Contributors


Registration and refreshments


Welcome from LGC Editor

Nick Golding, Editor, LGC Summit



Welcome from LGC Summit chair

Joanne Roney, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council

17:15 - 18:45

Where do we go from here?

Prominent thinkers will lead a debate about the local dimension and how we can bring about a more prosperous, cohesive and fairer future, after years of division and the scaling back of local services.

Chris Naylor, Chief Executive, Barking & Dagenham LBC 

Will Tanner, Director, Onward



End of evening content



Networking reception with canapés


Two course informal dinner

Thursday 12 September


Networking and refreshments


Reflections from morning chair



Economic outlook - and the challenges for council finance

Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, CIPFA

Torsten Bell, Chief Executive, Resolution Foundation



Morning keynote

Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI 



Morning refreshments


10:45 - 11:45

Ending the old: efficient delivery in the digital era

Andrea Siodmok, Head of Policy Lab, Cabinet Office

Senior Representative, Agilisys

11:45 - 12:30

Compassionate councils

Have councils become too managerial and finance-obsessed? Is the onus all on cost reduction and demand management? How is it possible to be compassionate in the era of austerity?

Barry Quirk, Chief Executive, Kensington and Chelsea RBC

Donna Hall, Chair, New Local Government Network 


12:30 - 13:30



13:30 - 13:40

Reflections from afternoon chair


13:40 - 14:30

Place leadership interactive session

Delegates will break into groups to discuss how the role of chief executive is likely to develop over the coming years.

Each group appoints a facilitator to discuss:

What should chief executives do and not do?

What new skills will chief executives require?

How can chief executives prepare for the future?


This interactive session will provide the opportunity to break into smaller group discussion with expert facilitators, to share common challenges and forge solutions.

14:30 - 14:50

Short afternoon refreshment break

14:50 - 15:40

Care on the front foot

Integrating care; a task for everyone in the council

Ian Trenholm, Chief Executive, CQC

Jeanelle de Gruchy, Director of Public Health, Tameside MBC; President, ADPH


15:40 - 16:30

The local drive to promote growth


Tom Riordan, Chief Executive, Leeds City Council 

Nicola Yates, Chief Executive, Connected Places Catapult


Closing remarks


Summit ends

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