(Rising Star – Neisha Porter, Southwark Council & One to Watch – Mae Wilson, Doncaster Council) 

What a thrilling 2 days for this year’s PPMA HR Rising Star/ One to Watch! Now in its 9th year, the brilliance of the talent in public service HR/OD continues to radiate as intensely as ever at this year’s two days of coaching and competition at Warwick Business School on 3rd – 4th  February 2020.

We are delighted to share with you that our winners for 2020 are:

Rising Star – Neisha Porter, London Borough Southwark  
One to Watch – Mae Wilson, Doncaster Council 

That in no way diminishes the brilliance of the other exceptional participants who embraced the opportunity with energy, passion and curiosity that was a joy to be part of.We need to shout from the roof- tops about the brilliant talent and truly inspirational people who make up our professional community.It has been fantastic to work with, and getting to know, a group of people demonstrating a personal commitment to personal growth and development, and being prepared to step out of their comfort zone with curiosity and courage.

Rising Stars

Kate Wilkins – Tendring District Council

Grace Nurden – Swindon Borough Council

Estelle White  – Northumberland County Council

Rebecca Hepworth-Sims – Financial Ombudsman Service

Neisha Porter – Southwark Council

Emma Holden – Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

One to Watch

Vickie Carroll – oneSource

Andy Wight – Competition & Markets Authority

Gaile Stoskuviene – Thurrock Council

Mae Wilson – Doncaster Council

Louise Flemming – HM Land Registry

Sophie Ford – HM Land Registry

Emily Ashdown – Financial Ombudsman Service

What a privilege – and thanks to you all involved!

Everyone was a great ambassador for their organisations and have bright futures ahead of them.

As always we so value the support from our team of coaches: Julie Biggs: PPMA SW Regional Chair, Diane Lomas, London Borough Tower Hamlets and Emily Nice, London Borough Southwark.

Finally thank you to our sponsor SOLACE with which we would be unable to provide this unique and career changing experience.

Past Programmes

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Grace Ogden [email protected].


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