I’ve just had the pleasure of spending a couple of days with some delightful and talented people – I am of course talking about the PPMA Board. We all centred on the beautiful village of Old Amersham in Buckinghamshire for our annual 2 day event, and what a tremendous amount we achieved.
We started with a half-day session on the future of public sector reward at which we were joined by Chris Johnson of Mercers and Sarah Messenger from the LGE. We developed a PPMA position on the future direction of travel, which will now be worked up into a campaign to use with key stakeholders. After our normal Board Meeting in the afternoon we had a guided historical tour of Old Amersham with an obligatory stop at a local hostelry.
There was a great opportunity to wind down over dinner, graciously sponsored by the MJ, and then we all enjoyed entertainment in the bar – not provided by a PPMA member I hasten to add!
On the next day we started to develop our 5 year business plan which will shortly be posted on our website for consultation with all PPMA members.
Overall, we achieved a tremendous amount and I feel privileged to have worked with such a talented bunch of people! Further details of the reward discussion and business plan will appear on the website soon.
One ‘hot off the press’ news item from the Board meeting is that Anne Gibson from Norfolk County Council was nominated and appointed as Vice President (elect) of PPMA. Anne will take over as President in 2011. What a great track record the Eastern Region has of producing future PPMA Presidents and I can think of no-one more capable and deserving of the role than Anne.