As we are a membership association, we take governance and our structure seriously.  We are a diverse, inclusive, passionate community of professionals and we want to make sure that our structure reflects that and allows everyone to make a contribution.  We are better as an association when everyone who wants to contribute, can.

Our new structure – allows us to:

  • Maintain a strategic focus on our objectives
  • Ensure that we are able to manage day to day business proactively and effectively, but always be able to respond to emerging opportunities
  • Enable our younger and more experienced professionals to contribute to our leadership team
  • Provide meaningful opportunities for our partners and sponsors to contribute to our work
  • Better develop a future talent pipeline of people who will become future leaders of the association
  • Give opportunities to people who don’t have much time but who want to support a particular PPMA issue to do so.

Strategic Management Board (SMB)

Our Strategic Management Board (SMB), led by our President, and leads the day to day work of the association.  It comprises our President, Treasure &  Honorary Secretary, Vice Presidents, Talent Programmes and Awards Manager, Sponsorship Manager, Finance Director and Business & Marketing Manager.

Pam Parkes

PPMA President 2024 – 2026

Commissioner to Birmingham City Council,

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Steve Davies

PPMA Treasurer & Honorary Secretary, Past PPMA President 2020/2022

 Head of London Regional Employers’ Organisation

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Gordon McFarlane

Past PPMA President 2022/2024

Assistant Director – Corporate Services, Leicestershire County Council

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Natasha Brown

PPMA VP

Director of Human Resources, London Borough of Waltham Forest

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Sandra Farquharson

PPMA VP

Director of HR & Organisational Development at Hackney

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Nichola Mann

PPMA VP

Acting Joint Director for People & Governance for Brentwood Borough Council and Rochford District Council

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Steve Walker-Whitehead

PPMA VP

Director of People, Equality and Organisational Development, London Borough of Hounslow

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Julie Biggs

PPMA Talent Programmes and Awards Manager

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Kim McInery

PPMA Finance Director

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Grace Ogden

Business & Marketing Manager

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Barry Pirie

PPMA Sponsorships Manager

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Management Board

Our Extended Board meets twice a year, but talks much more regularly.  This group comprises of our SMB members and our management board.

James Bird

PPMA HR Rising Star 2023

Employee Relations Lead Human Resources, Gloucestershire County Council

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Swati Bisht-Rawat

PPMA Peer into the Future 2021

Head of Talent, Performance and Innovation, Westminster City Council

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Sam Betts

Assistant Director Human Resources & Organisational Development, Salford City Council

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Tracy Brennand

Assistant Director of HR/OD, Tameside Council

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Graham Charsley

Interim Head of People Management (Engagement) People Management, St Helens Borough Council

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Sophie Coubrough

PPMA One to Watch 2023

Human Resources Officer, HR & OD, Brentwood Borough Council & Rochford District Council

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Janet Cox

Assistant Director – Human Resources, Central Bedfordshire Council

Joint Shires Network Lead

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Andy Dodman

Chief Officer Human Resources, Leeds City Council

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Trudy Foster

Assistant Chief Executive, North Yorkshire Council

Joint Shires Network Lead

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Leanne Furnell

Director of Workforce, NHS North East and North Cumbira

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Sonia Grewal

Director of HR & OD, Swindon Borough Council

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Claire Kirke

PPMA One to Watch 2022

HR Business Partner, Corporate Core, Finance & BGI, Bury Council

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Rebecca Lea

PPMA HR Rising Star 2023

Strategic Lead for Workforce Inclusion, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

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Victoria Lee

Assistant Director of HR and Organisational Development, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Clive Mallon

Organisational Development Manager at Somerset County Council

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Hannah Mason

PPMA Peer into the Future 2024

Head of Resourcing and Relations, Central Bedfordshire Council

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Marie Mettam

PPMA Peer into the Future 2023

Strategic HR Business Partner, Lincolnshire County Council

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Caroline Nugent

PPMA Ambassador

Senior Executive Human Resources

Past PPMA President 2017 – 2018

Nimisha Patel

Senior HR Consultant – Policy & Projects

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Neisha Porter

PPMA HR Rising Star 2020

Head of OD and Internal Communications, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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Mark Porter

Head of HR Operations at OneSource

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Sue Williams

Independent HR Consultant, Organisational Change Specialist, Mediator & Coach, People Street Ltd

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Our Challenge and Innovation Forum meets twice a year and is Chaired by our President.  This group includes our Extended Board, representatives from Partner organisations and Platinum sponsors.  This group enables us to share our upcoming plans, receive feedback and also talk about some of the developing issues, solutions and products likely to impact the profession in coming years.

Last but by no means least, we have a fantastic community of Past Presidents that we can tap into when we need an experienced perspective.

If you would like more information on our structure or how you can become a part of our board, please contact [email protected]