Wednesday 8 November


09:40 – 09:45

Welcome to your Conference
Malcolm Nicholson, SLCC President and Councillor John Hughes

09:45 – 10:05

Update from the CEO’s
Rob Smith, SLCC Chief Executive & Paul Egan, One Voice Wales (OVW) Deputy Chief Executive & Resources Manager

10:05 – 10:35

Navigating the Seasons of Governance: From Spring Energy to Winter Strategy
Nicky Finch and Sam Townsend, Rialtas Business Solutions

10:35 – 11:05

The Growing Role of Local Councils in Supporting Community Resilience & Social Cohesion
Jane Hutt MS, Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip

11:05 – 11:15

Refreshment Break

11:15 – 12:10 


Management of Financial Governance at the Local Level and Issues identified during the external audit process and Cyber Security

Deryck Evans, Audit Manager, Investigative Studies Team & Stephen Lisle, Audit Manager, Audit Wales & Gareth Lewis

12:10 – 12:50

What Makes a Good Employer – Issues to be Addressed by Community & Town Councils
Fran Borg-Wheeler, Founding Director, Heart-Centred Leaders

12:50 – 13:10

Q&A Panel with a Variety of Exciting Speakers

13:10 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 14:40


Ethical Framework in Wales & the Approach of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales
Katrin Shaw, Director of Investigations, Ombudsman

14:40 – 15:10


Digitalisation Support for Community & Town Councils
Justin Horrell, Digital Project Manager, One Voice Wales (OVW)

15:10 – 15:20

Refreshment Break

15:20 – 15:50

Creating an Effective Health and Safety System within Councils
            Jeff Berriman, Chartered Health and Safety Consultant

15:50 – 16:30


Effective Management of Community Asset Transfers (CATs) – Food for Thought
Gareth Kiddie, Consultant – GKA Associates

16:30 – 16:35

Conclusion of your Day
Paul Egan, Deputy Chief Executive & Resources Manager, One Voice Wales (OVW) & One Voice Wales (OVW) Chair

The SLCC & OVW Joint Event is generously sponsored by Rialtas Business Solutions

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