Panel Discussion

Collaboration Insights and Reflections: Knowledge sharing between the public and not-for-profit sectors

A special event to showcase the need for further collaboration between the not-for-profit sector and public sector with Tamara Finkelstein, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. This will be achieved by sharing insights into the current state of collaboration, providing further recommendations, and showcasing successful collaboration case studies. Highlighting secondments as a key tool for this.

Date & time

28 May 2024

18:00 - 20:30

Attendance type

In Person

Where

Central London

Price

Free

Theme(s)

Collaborating

Collaborative leadership and organisational development

Speakers

Tamara Finkelstein was appointed Permanent Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in 2019, having previously led the department’s work on EU Exit Delivery. Before that she led the Building Safety Programme in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Much of her career has been at HM Treasury where she started as an economist, and her roles included private secretary and speechwriter to the Chancellor, and leading on public services expenditure including health, education and housing.

She has worked in a number of other government departments on policy and delivery in health and children’s services including as Deputy Head of Sure Start, and as Director General for Community Care at the Department of Health and Social Care, with responsibility for social care and community services.

Her board experience includes roles on the boards of NS&I, the Debt Management Office and the UK Border Agency. She was Secretary to Lord Hutton’s Independent Public Service Pensions Commission.

She is head of the Government Policy Profession and senior sponsor of the Civil Service Jewish Network.

As CEO, Matt works closely with the board of Trustees and with the senior management team to oversee PBE’s strategic direction. He joined PBE at the end of 2019 and helped to drive an expansion in the organisation’s remit and reach. As part of this, he served as a founding member of the Law Family Commission on Civil Society, the research and policy programme run by PBE through 2021 and 2022 to bring together experts from across the public, private and social sectors to help “unleash the potential” of civil society over the next decade.

Matt is an economist by training and was previously instrumental in establishing the Resolution Foundation as a major economic think tank. He spent 11 years at Resolution Foundation, serving as Chief Economist and Deputy CEO, and earning a reputation as a leading expert on the subject of income inequality and UK living standards.

Tanya Steele leads the UK office of WWF, the world’s largest independent conservation organisation.

Tanya joined WWF-UK in January 2017 as its first female Chief Executive. Previously, following nearly 15 years in the private sector, she was Executive Director of Marketing, Fundraising and Communications and then interim Chief Executive of Save the Children. In 2022, Tanya received a CBE for services to Wildlife and to the Environment

Tanya heads up WWF-UK at a critical time, leading an ambitious strategy to tackle the systemic issues – from climate change to finance to the food system – that are driving the catastrophic decline in species and habitats across the world.

Dami Gbadamosi (She/Her) is the Inclusion Lead for HMRC’s Fraud investigation Service. She is a HR professional, with a particular interest in culture, and organisational development. Dami has worked at a range of Civil Service departments in a range of roles from HR to policy and corporate governance. She has been in a civil servant for 7 years, after accidentally becoming one when she never left what was meant to be an 8 week internship.

Marie Lowther has worked in Government People Group (formerly Civil Service HR) in the Cabinet Office since 2020. She has worked in a variety of areas including Talent, Career Pathways, Resourcing and the Locations strategy. Previously she worked for the Department for Education, working on HR change projects including EU Exit and Corporate Services Transformation. She has significant education policy and delivery experience, and worked on several waves of the Free Schools programme. She is a qualified teacher and has a Masters degree in Education Leadership. She began her career in international and further education, specialising in the adult and community sector.  

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Date & time

28 May 2024

18:00 - 20:30

Attendance type

In Person

Where

Central London

Price

Free

Theme(s)

Collaborating

Collaborative leadership and organisational development

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