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Charter Implementation Unit


Head of Charter Unit

Marketing Manager

Membership Manager

Learning and Network Manager


Marketing and Communications Executive

Marketing and Communications Executive


Programme Board

Provides oversight on the delivery of the Charter, guidance on the activities of the Implementation Unit, and contributes policy insights and proposals. The Programme Board acts as a Champion for Good Employment, strategically driving the Charter forward to deliver the outcomes and benefits for all employers across Greater Manchester.

Anwar Ali

Co-Founder and CEO at Upturn Enterprise Limited 

Sharon Amesu

Professional Speaker on Inclusive Leadership and Director of the North West Business Leadership Team 

Professor Carol Atkinson

Faculty Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange and Professor of Human Resource Management at Manchester Metropolitan University 

Tracy Brennand

Assistant Executive Director in People and Workforce Development at Tameside Council 

Laura Darnley

Business Immigration and Employment Law Partner at Ward Hadaway 

Sam Doherty

Digital, Communications and Media Lead for UNISON North West

Daphne Doody-Green

Head of CIPD Northern England 

Terry Duffy

Area Director for Acas North West 

Gillian Drakeford MBE

Advisor, Mentor, Speaker and Lecturer at Drakeford Associates 


John Herring

Strategic Lead for Organisational Development and System Leadership at Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and Chair at Abandon Normal Device

Charles Kwaku-Odoi

Chief Officer at Caribbean & African Health Network

Linda March

People Business Partner at Co-op Bank

Jay McKenna

Regional Secretary at TUC North West

Clive Memmott

Chief Executive at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce 

Doug Rode

Managing Director UK & Ireland at PageGroup 

Tanya Sweeney

Regional Officer at Unite the Union 

John Wrathmell

Director of Strategy, Research and Economy at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority 

Technical Review Panel

Oversees the evaluation and assessment process which moves Supporters to full Membership, working closely with the Technical Programme Manager.

Dr Katy Jones

​Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University

Dan Maxwell

North West Training Manager at Acas

Dr. Christopher Owen

Inclusivity Development Manager at Manchester Pride

Tanya Sweeney

Regional Officer at Unite the Union 

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Submit any questions or requests to a member of the team.