Deputy Chief Executive, Wigan Council  

Alison Mckenzie-Folan is Deputy Chief Executive and part of the Senior Management Team at Wigan Council with strategic responsibility for a range of services including policy, strategy and transformation, placed based integration services, revenues and benefits, customer services, libraries and heritage, ICT, public relations and HR and OD.  Alison is currently leading the #digitalwigan strategy which has been awarded LGC Digital Council of the Year 2016 and Digital Leaders 2016 Digital Council of the Year.

Alison has strategic responsibility for the councils transformation programmes and public service reform.

Previous to this role, Alison was Head of HR & OD for Wigan Council and also the Interim Director of HR and OD for NHS Ashton, Leigh and Wigan PCT. She joined local government in 2008, after a career in central government culminating in roles as Deputy Director Finance and Deputy Director HR for the Health & Safety Executive.

She has extensive experience in business transformation and organisational development with a passion for modernising services to deliver tangible 'business' performance outcomes and value for money for residents and customers.