Advisory Group


The Advisory Group provided expert advice, guidance, intelligence and direction regarding complex issues that impacted upon the Greater Manchester's Hidden Talent programme. 

The Advisory Group comprised cross-sector representatives, many of whom provided strategic intelligence for Greater Manchester Talent Match and Greater Manchester’s Hidden Talent (March 2019 to June 2021).

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

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



GMs Hidden Talent Youth Panel


Amanda Youlden

Oldham Council

Andy Bradburn

Bury Council

Alex Fairweather

Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN)

Carol Halford 

The Growth Company / Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter

Danny Matthews

 The Co-operative Group

Emma Harrison

Manchester City Council

Graeme Moss

Stockport Council

Jenny Stanton 

Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)

Jo Haworth-King

Rochdale Borough Council

Katrina Berwick

Bolton Council

Mari Saeki

Greater Manchester Autism Consortium project and NAS

Matthew Leigh

Greater Manchester Learning Provider  Network

Nathan Jack 

Manchester Athena

Reet Dhallu

Greater Manchester Chambers of Commerce (GMCC)

Sarah Scanlan

Salford City Council

Sharon Weetman

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

Vicky Cooney

Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)


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