Carolyn Wilkins

Speaker

  Carolyn Wilkins

Carolyn Wilkins

Chief Executive, Oldham Council and Oldham CCG

Carolyn is currently the Chief Executive at Oldham Council and the Accountable Officer for NHS Oldham CCG. She has taken forward a significant programme of growth and reform through the Co-operative agenda.

She undertakes the lead chief executive role for Greater Manchester on a range of issues including being the lead Chief Executive for Safe and Stronger Communities, the architect for Greater Manchester Leadership and Workforce Development Framework and the lead chief executive for Population Health. In addition, she is the Chair of the Oldham Maggie’s Fundraising Board and co-chair of the GM Cancer Board. She was appointed to the NHS Assembly in March 2019.

She has significant public sector experience, and a long time commitment to developing collaborative, multi-sectoral approaches to public services, including involvement in the Civil Society Future Inquiry and Centre for Policing Research and Learning, Open University.

Carolyn has an MA in Literature with the Open University and a Masters in Public Administration from Warwick Business School. Her Doctorate in Business Administration focused on the relationship between trust and control in organisations during times of significant change.

Carolyn was awarded an OBE in June 2016 for her services to local government and public service reform.

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