Alison Mckenzie-Folan

Chief Executive, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council & Solace Digital Leadership Lead

Alison is Chief Executive at Wigan Council having worked in Local Government for the last twelve years and previously in the Civil Service for twenty years.


Alison is also the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) lead Chief Executive for Culture.


Alison is passionate about public services and determined to make a difference for residents and communities. She is dedicated to inspiring the next female generation and committed to collaboration, innovation and technology.


She is a Board Member of Solace and spokesperson for Solace on the digital agenda. Alison also sits on the Board of Open Data Manchester.


Alison was named in the Northern Power Women Top 50 Power list and one of the nine most influential digital leaders in Greater Manchester.


Wigan Council was named LGC Council of the Year 2019 and Northern Power Women Large Organisation.

Alison Mckenzie-Folan
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