Alison McKenzie-Folan

Chief Executive | Wigan Council | Power List 2017 | NPW Awards Judge 2020

Alison is Chief Executive at Wigan Council and was formerly the Deputy Chief Executive with strategic responsibility for a wide range of services. Alison is passionate about public services and determined to make a difference for residents and communities. She is dedicated to inspiring the next female generation and committed to collaboration, innovation and technology. She is a Board Member of Unify Credit Union, spokesperson for SOLACE on the digital agenda and sits on the Board of Open Data Manchester.Alison was named in the Northern Power Women Top 50 Power list and one of the nine most influential digital leaders in Greater Manchester.Wigan Council has recently been named as LGC Council of the Year 2019 and Northern Power Women Large Organisation.

What does it mean to be a Judge for the Northern Power Women Awards?

It is inspiring to be part of a wonderful movement recognising women’s talent across the North. It’s such a privilege to be part of the judging panel.

If you can take one thing from the judging process, what do you want it to be?

The importance of awarding individuals who are changing the world one step at a time.

Please complete this sentence..."I am supporting Northern Power Women because....."

I am dedicated to inspiring the next generation of female leaders and doing my bit for gender equality.