Strategic Steering Group


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

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

Members of the Strategic Steering Group acted 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 were 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.


Job Title, Organisation

GMs Hidden Talent Youth Panel


Cllr Sean Fielding  Leader of Oldham Council and Employment, Skills and Digital Lead at Greater Manchester Combined Authority 

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

Jack Loughlin

Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Programme Manager (Life Readiness)

Nick Mellor

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

Elaine Morrison

Head of Youth Strategy, Manchester City Council

Sarah Scanlan

Head of Participation, Salford City Council

Joy Sewart

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

Katrina Berwick

Bolton Council


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