iNetwork’s priorities are decided by the Executive Board with direction from the Network Leadership Groups for the communities.
The Executive Board consists of:

  • Steven Pleasant, Chief Executive of Tameside Council (Chair)
  • Miranda Carruthers-Watt, Chief Executive and Solicitor, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire
  • Tim Rainey, Assistant Executive Director of Media, Marketing and Communications, Tameside MBC
  • Beverley Stephens, Head of Resource Management, Tameside MBC
  • Julian Cobley, Head of Technical Strategy and Planning, Cheshire East Council
  • Lesley Brown, Cheshire and Warrington Office Programme Office
  • Andy Hulme, Programme Manager, Cheshire and Warrington Programme Office
  • Mike Zammit, Chief Information Officer, Blackburn with Darwen Council
  • Adrian Moores, Head of Customer Services, Stockport Council
  • Alan Ratcliffe, Assistant Director of Resources, Cumbria County Council
  • John Morrissy, Head of Transformation, Bolton Council
  • John Curtis, Project Manager, New Economy Manchester
  • Asim Khan, Head of Customer, ICT and Transactional Services, Chorley BC
  • Stuart Flanagan, Programme Manager, Merseyside IEP
  •         Jodi Duffield, Programme Manager Commissioner, Cheshire Shared Services
  •         Paul Green, Director of Business Information and Transformation, Sheffield City Council
  •         Wendy Marston, Corporate Director, Trafford MBC
  •         Elizabeth Bradbury, Director, Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA)

iNetwork’s Leadership Groups include representatives from each sub-region and each local public service sector. These are a source of expert discussion on hot topics plus they play an important governance role.

Effective Information Sharing and Security (EISS) Network Leadership Group (NLG)

Effective Service Redesign & Reform  (ESR2)Network Leadership Group (NLG)

Innovative Access to Public Services (IAPS) Network Leadership Group (NLG)
Chair: John L Curtis, Sheffield City CouncilMembers:

  • Lynn Evans, AGMA
  • Colin Rowland, Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Gareth Pawlett, Cheshire East Council
  • Damian Parkinson, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service
  • Jenny Spiers, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust HQ
  • Paul Hackett, iNetwork / NHS
  • Penny Baxter, GM CSU
  • Shane Agnew, Blackburn with Darwen Council
  • Lynne Shackley, Information Commissioners Office
  • Sandra Lomax, Bradford Council

For more information about this group, contact: Ajike Alli-Ameh (EISS Programme Lead)


Chair: John Morrissy, Bolton MBCCo-Chair: Jodi Duffield, Cheshire West and Chester CouncilMembers:

  • Anne Marie Harrison, Lancaster Council
  • Angharad Jackson, Cheshire East Council
  • Ben Kinley, Lancashire County Council
  • Benjamin Imafidon, Bury MBC
  • Cazz Ward, Salford City
  • Frances Bazire, Lancashire Care
  • James Drury, Bradford MBC
  • Marie Hart, Blackburn MBC
  • Rebecca Murphy, Greater Manchester Police
  • Richard Corney, Calderdale
  • Sarah Maynard, Trafford MBC
  • Chris Lewis, Oldham MBC

For more information about this group, contact: Catherine O’Neill (ESR2 Programme Lead)

Chair: Adrian Moores: Stockport Council Deputy co-chair:TBC Members:

  • Julie Bellis, Cheshire West And Chester Council (Deputy co-Chair)
  • Mandy Kinder, Tameside Council
  • Jane Farnworth, Cheshire East Council
  • Julie Bellis, Cheshire West And Chester Council
  • Shaun Walsh, West Lancashire Council
  • Toni Bosworth, Wirral Council
  • Jillian Gillespie, Carlisle City Council
  • John Ryan, Bolton Council

For more information about this group, contact: Elainna Sayers (IAPS Programme Lead)

History of iNetwork
iNetwork was founded as the North West E-Government Group (NWEGG) in 2002 as part of the national eGovernment Programme. It was rebranded in 2011 because a) it was wider than the North West and b) it had expanded its remit beyond eGovernment. That only left “North” in the original name.