Meet The Directors
With almost 30 years Local Authority experience Fiona is Strategic Director (Neighbourhoods) at Manchester City Council. She is responsible for the planning and delivery of local and citywide neighbourhood services; this includes the City’s Libraries, Parks and Leisure services, a range of compliance and enforcement functions, a range of operational neighbourhood based services as well as the delivery of the neighbourhoods behavioural change programmes for staff, partners and communities, and not least working with key partners, the leadership and delivery of the Crime and Disorder Strategy. More recently Fiona has taken Highways, Cultural Strategy and Youth Commissioning into her portfolio. Together with partners from the wider Community Safety Partnership, the Crime and Disorder Strategy is concerned with the reduction of crime and anti-social behaviour within Manchester neighbourhoods. Fiona is the lead for Community Engagement and Cohesion in the city and is also Chair of the Prevent multi agency steering group. In addition she is responsible for ensuring that the city is sufficiently prepared to respond to any major incident or emergency and in that context played a key role in the response to the arena incident and subsequently has led the community recovery work in the city. Her current priorities include the roll out of the Dovetail pilot across the Greater Manchester area and working with NWCTP and the Home Office to establish a ground breaking new model for information sharing between Local Authorities and Security Services. Fiona also sits on the board of one of our registered Housing Providers and is chair of Governors at Lancastarian School.