Rebecca joined WME in March 2019 with a mandate to reposition the organisation to have a strong membership focus with a new Strategic Plan. She has extensive senior leadership experience across the public sector and works closely with senior leaders on finding solutions to the big challenges facing the future of public sector services. Rebecca is a skilled facilitator, conference speaker and a huge advocate for inclusion and female progression.
Rebecca’s favourite saying is “Your past does not determine who you are, but prepares you for who you will become”.
Rebecca chairs the WME Leadership Team and reports directly to our Elected Member Management Board, who represent the 33 Councils that are shareholders in the organisation.
Rebecca represents the Region and WME on the National Association of Regional Employers and fulfils the role of Regional Employers Secretary, as WME is the Regional Employers Organisation.
Rebecca has extensive experience in leading organisations and teams, working with Councils and other public sector organisations on incredibly challenging and highly sensitive areas of work, spanning Transformation, Workforce and Organisational Development. Her specialisms include:
Rebecca regularly advises leaders and Chief Executives on highly sensitive issues and has led many senior executive appointments on behalf of them.
In addition to this, Rebecca has led large service areas, most recently as Assistant Director of People at West Midlands Police, a member of the Force Leadership Team and leading a large service portfolio of officers and civilian staff.
Rebecca regularly produces thought pieces and articles for publication, offers commentary to the media and radio, facilitates senior leadership events and chairs conferences.
Outside of work, Rebecca is a mom to two small children and is an avid runner, regularly competing in half-marathon events across the Country.