WIG covers seven core themes, for each we produce a range of briefings, roundtables, workshops, policy discussions, reports, and other forms of content. To ensure we are tackling the biggest issues across the public, private and not for profit (NFP) sector we are inviting selected representatives to help mould and scope these programmes, so they address the most pertinent cross-sector challenges head on. With each advisory council, representatives will be able to:

  • Suggest key topics, challenges, opportunities, and speakers for a range of events and content
  • Provide feedback on some of the core areas already addressed, and suggest improvements for future plans
  • Work collaboratively to help us innovate in the way the biggest cross sector challenges are addressed
  • Hear from peers across the sectors    

Invitation to join the councils will be at the discretion of WIG, as an independent body, with nominations welcome. If you would like further information, or to discuss possible future membership, please contact the lead contact for each council listed below.

Council Members

Please expand the panels below to view council members in each thematic area.

  • Trade & International Affairs

    Council lead: Stephanie Pearce, Events & Content Manager, [email protected]

  • Economic Growth & Prosperity

    Council Lead: Tom Sapsted, Director of Strategic Engagement, [email protected] 


  • Infrastructure

    Council lead: Lucy Stewart, Senior Events & Content Executive, [email protected]


  • Environment & Climate Change

    Council lead: Stephanie Pearce, Events & Content Manager, [email protected]

  • People

    Council lead: Leo Fedorcio, Events & Content Manager, [email protected]


  • Technology & Digital

    Council lead: Leo Fedorcio, Events & Content Manager, [email protected]


Terms & Conditions

Make-up of advisory councils:

Initially advisory councils will be limited to between eight and ten participants. They will be mid-senior level representatives from their respective organisation. This will include at least:

  • One central government department
  • One professional services firm (consultancy, lawyer, banking)
  • One private sector representative
  • One NFP, local authority or academic representative
  • Someone based outside of London
  • Commitment to diversity throughout
  • Participants can be from both member and non-member organisations, although majority should always be members

Benefits of joining a WIG advisory council:

  • Opportunity to help shape the WIG calendar of events and content, to best address key cross-sector challenges
  • Discuss with peers the most significant opportunities for collaboration across the public, private and NFP sector
  • Build your network across the public, private and NFP sector, to get a 360 degree perspective on shared challenges
  • Ensure your organisation is a thought leader in helping to shape cross-sector dialogue

Advisors Commitment:

  • Contribution to a quarterly 1.5 hour virtual meeting (every 3 months)
  • Agreement to support for minimum of 4 meetings, with ability to serve for two terms (covering 8 meetings)
  • Commitment and recognition that the advisory council is to be used as a way to share cross-sector learnings, and challenges


  • An up-to-date list of participants will be listed on the WIG website
  • The content of all council sessions will be recorded by WIG and notes will be sent around all participants, the meetings themselves will be held under the Chatham House rule, to allow for full and frank exchanges (comments not attributed, but anonymised reports circulated/ used to inform written content & in newsletters)
  • Invitation to join the council will be at the discretion of WIG, as an independent body, with nominations welcome.