Sonia has been a member of the PPMA for a few years and was Vice Chair of the South West PPMA Region as well as the Peer into the Future winner for 2017.

Sonia’s professional role is Director of HR & OD, Swindon Borough Council

She is a senior HR Professional with a strong track record in strategic organisational development, design and performance improvement, change management, leadership, stakeholder engagement, employee relations and workforce planning and acts as a champion for driving the success and profile of the HR industry within public service.

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The Vice President’s Key Responsibilities

In general, each Vice President’s key responsibilities are as follows:

(i) to provide support to the President in providing highly visible leadership for the Association and to further the vision, values and objectives of the Association.

(ii) To ensure, together with the President and other Board members that the work of the association is undertaken according to our values.

(iii) To support the President in maintaining our existing relationships and building new relationships with partners, sponsors and other key stakeholders.

Other individual responsibilities are focused on the scope of each role.  For example the Vice President: Regions is responsible for regional liaison and familiarisation with regional issues and ensuring that these are taken into account nationally, where appropriate.