PRACTICAL STAGE – FRIDAY 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Do you want your ideas to have a big impact? Join us for a discussion on how to get your ideas and experiences to influence policy and how our taxes are spent.
MEET THE PANEL:
Senior Leadership Development Manager at the NHS North West Leadership Academy – Rehana sits on the GMCA Workforce Race Equality Steering Group representing public sector organisations across Greater Manchester.
Rehana BegumSenior Leadership Development Manager, NHS
Shaid Mushtaq is a Labour councillor, elected in 2014 to represent Alexandra ward in Oldham. He is governor at a local academy and a member of the Ethics Committee for Greater Manchester Police, helping to shape the Police approach and build the trust of greater Manchester residents.
Shaid MushtaqCouncillor, Alexandra Ward - Oldham
Huw co-founded the Northern Policy Forum, a new network connecting young people involved in policy across the north. He is an analyst in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, having previously worked as a researcher for Richard Corbett MEP in Yorkshire.
Huw SpencerAnalyst, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
I’m a postgrad researcher, campaigner, community builder, journalist and (cruel) editor, podcaster, sometime PR and marketing professional, project manager, speaker, chair and event manager, and consultant. I’d say I’m an ENTP, but that isn’t scientifically accurate. ‘Troublemaker’ is probably about right.
Currently working at The Reader in lovely Liverpool helping them understand and grow their 500-strong network of Shared Reading groups across the UK. Former organiser at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, skills and diversity and Tech North, tech journo at the New Statesman, presenter at the New Economics Foundation’s Weekly Economics Podcast.
Kirsty StylesNational membership manager, The Reader
Rosie is Media and Campaigns Manager for IPPR North and IPPR Scotland. Prior to joining IPPR, Rosie worked as a Senior Parliamentary Assistant in the UK Parliament for prominent Northern MPs. Her work included leading campaigns, providing advice, managing communications, undertaking research and writing speeches. She is also the former Mayor of Selby, in North Yorkshire.
Rosie CorriganMedia and Campaigns Manager, IPPR North
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PRACTICAL STAGE – FRIDAY
The panel will discuss how they have found successes, what they have learnt and how you can help shape policies that you care about.