CHAIR: DONNA HALL Chief Executive, Metropolitan Borough of Wigan

Donna Hall has been Chief Executive at Wigan, the second largest council in Greater Manchester for the last four years. Despite £100 million of cuts, Wigan has been voted by 72% of its staff as the best council to work for in the UK. Donna leads on Public Service Reform in Greater Manchester and was awarded a CBE for services to local government in 2009. Donna initiated a major programme of reform in partnership with residents, The Wigan Deal. She is a passionate feminist and has recently won the award for Transformational Leader at this year’s Northern Power Women Awards.