Sam Anthony FCIPD – PPMA Midlands & Wales Regional Chair
Sam is the Head of HR & OD at Fenland District Council; with over 20 years’ experience with Human Resources and Learning and Development in both public and private sectors.
Within Fenland, Sam has developed and delivered a number of organisation-wide transformation programmes, introduced a comprehensive suite of people policies covering all aspects of employment, developed and implemented a suite of Core and Management Competencies, which are fully embedded; developed and delivered a bespoke Staff Satisfaction Survey, with an action planning process to address any areas for improvement and improve employee engagement levels and led and implemented a number of transformational projects at the Council (cultural change, full review and change to terms and conditions, change to working practices and annual leave).
Sam has been a PPMA member for a number of years. Sam has previously worked for Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd in HR and Management, and also held a regional training role. Sam is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, a qualified coach and an accredited mediator. Sam is also a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, a Certified Practitioner of Hypnosis, a licenced Motivational Map Practitioner and a Mental Health First Aid Instructor.
Matthew Burrows Project Manager at Kyra Teaching School Alliance – PPMA Midlands & Wales Deputy Chair
Matt has a combined five years of experience in public sector people management, having worked for the civil service and local government.
Since winning the PPMA One to Watch talent event in 2018, Matt has become a PPMA member and encountered a wealth of development opportunities; having most recently taken on a project management role with a group of Lincolnshire schools. Matt now focuses on school improvement and developing leadership, along with fostering an ‘evidence-first’ approach to decision making.
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