About us

The Whitehall & Industry Group (WIG) is an independent charity and membership organisation. 

Our role is to champion learning and understanding between the sectors.

We do this through a diverse calendar of events, leadership programmes for different career levels, and a talent function placing people across sectors in short-term roles.

Our membership of around 220 organisations is three-fold:

  • Private Sector – around 100 FTSE and professional services organisations;
  • Public Sector – a similar number of government departments, local authorities and agencies;
  • Not-for-Profit Sector – a smaller number of universities and charities.

Find out more about WIG.


The WIG Purpose

Our team

WIG’s team works with our members to ensure we identify the issues, opportunities and events where we can add real value.

Meet the WIG team



Our patrons & board

All of these opportunities from WIG provide a platform where you can engage with a variety of different people you wouldn’t normally engage with, whether that’s speaking at an event, networking, action learning or peer group sessions. All of these things provide rich opportunities to learn

Melanie Lane, General Manager Aviation, Shell, and WIG Board Member

Meet our Patrons & Board


Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Got a question about WIG? We have put together a handy guide collating the questions we get asked most frequently. 




Avoid the perils of groupthink by learning from other sectors by Peter Unwin CB

19 April 2017

Our Chief Executive Peter Unwin talks about the importance of cross-sector collaboration




Resource library

We have a range of resources and downloads that you might find useful.