I’ve just chaired my last Board meeting as President of PPMA before I hand over the reigns to Dean Shoesmith at the AGM in March. The meeting on Friday was full of ‘meaty’ issues. It was also a meeting with a number of new faces some of whom have recently taken over Lead officers roles and some who were covering for Regional Chairs.
We had a couple of guest speakers at the meeting. The first was Anne Macdonald who runs the national Social Work Task Force Chaired by Moira Gibb from Camden. Anne updated us on the final report of the task force and the work that is now being done on implementation. The Task Force received vital evidence from PPMA and we had a full and frank discussion with Anne about our willingness to be a key contributor going forward into the implementation phase. We look forward to building a strong relationship with the Task Force team over the coming months. A big thank you to Andreas Ghosh for arranging the session.
Next we had a great presentation from Chris Johnson from Mercer. Chris has been working on the next phase of the PPMA’s vision for the future of reward in the public sector. He has developed a set of data that shows trends and facts about public and private sector reward. PPMA will be using this information to start ‘A Big Discussion’ across the regions over the coming weeks about what the data tells you and what you would like to see in the future reward model. This will be an exciting piece of engagement with Members across the Country and an opportunity for you to shape our policy direction for the future. Watch this space!
Finally, the Board also agreed to appoint a new Managing Director for PPMA on an interim basis initially. The post will be responsible for developing the future commercial strategy for PPMA, setting up a national PPMA office and delivering a new Member offering. This is an opportunity for PPMA to really up its game and become a leading commercial and sustainable member association for the future. If you have any views on what we are trying to do please let me know through the blog. I look forward to hearing your comments.
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