The iNetwork team is growing and we would like to welcome the newest member of the team: Tom Hindmarch. Tom in his new role as a Stakeholder Engagement Manager replaces Catherine O’Neill as the co-ordinator  for the Transforming & Innovating Public Services (TIPS) programme. Catherine after many years with iNetwork has now retired.

In his role as TIPS programme lead, Tom will be responsible for organising the iNetwork activities that will focus on delivering improved outcomes through innovative citizen centred solutions that combine data, technology and culture change. He will deliver the priorities for the TIPS programme as set by the TIPS network leadership group, chaired by Chris Lewis, Oldham Council and Rahna Riley, Rochdale Borough Council.

Tom has previously worked at the Institute of Place Management based at Manchester Metropolitan University with councils at unitary, county, district and parish level to discuss local place-based approaches to ensure better management of places. In this role he supported the national High Streets Task Force and the Business Improvement District (BID) Foundation. He has also recently completed his masters degree in Place Management & Leadership and is excited to combine his experiences with his new role at iNetwork.

“I’m looking forward to getting started and engaging with the membership to further develop the excellent work of iNetwork. I hope to bring some of the expertise, skills and knowledge I have developed over the last few years to this role to explore the key priorities and themes within the TIPS programme. Outside of work I’m an avid endurance runner and cyclist and tend to be found somewhere in the Derbyshire hills. I’m currently training for the Manchester marathon in April of this year, which will be my third marathon. I look forward to meeting you all in the coming months.”

Join us in welcoming Tom to iNetwork and do reach out to Tom if you have any ideas for TIPS event topics or you would like support from the TIPS programme. Tom can also be reached via Linkedin and Twitter.