Strategic Steering Group


The Strategic Steering Group provides expert advice, guidance, intelligence and direction regarding complex issues that impact upon the Greater Manchester's Hidden Talent programme. 

The Strategic Steering Group is comprised of cross-sector representatives, many of whom provided strategic intelligence for Greater Manchester Talent Match. 

Members of the Strategic Steering Group will act as advocates, providing advice, insight and strategic direction to the Project Team and Delivery Partnership to ensure that the programme‚Äôs long-term strategic outcomes are met - particularly with regard to facilitating long-term change for hidden young people.

Members will use their networks and influence to provide communication links to and brokerage with relevant individuals and organisations, helping to share information, knowledge and learning.


Job Title, Organisation

GMs Hidden Talent Youth Panel


Penny Anderson

Community Engagement Manager, BAM Construction

Richard Dyson

Trustee, GMCVO

Alex Fairweather

Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Youth Network

Andy Fawcett

Executive Director, Greater Manchester Learning Providers Network

Andrew Green

Partner, Addleshaw Goddard

Nic Hutchins

Principal Skills Manager (Apprenticeships), Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Nick Mellor

Acting Service Leader (GM District), Department of Work and Pensions

Elaine Morrison

Head of Youth Strategy, Manchester City Council

Sarah Scanlon

Head of Participation, Salford City Council

Joy Sewart

Director of Skills and Social Enterprise, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Geraldine Whitehead

11-25 Team Manager, Bolton Council


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