Lisa Taylor
Executive Director

At Future of GM, Lisa focuses on strategy, connection, programme design & quality. She set up the organisation in 2020 with the support of core sponsors; launched our place leadership programmes; oversees Diverse Voices and works with the board on governance and growth. From 2013-2019, Lisa was CEO of Future of London, quadrupling membership, revenue and team, diversifying the board, creating Leaders Plus and the Speaker Diversity Network, and guiding a healthy leadership transition. Through Future of GM, Future of London and her own company, Coherent Cities, Lisa is also a sought-after facilitator and coach and was twice one of The Planner’s Women of Influence. For past experience, see LinkedIn.

Judi Greenwood
Head of Networks

Judi joined Future of GM in 2023 to lead on network development, bringing a wealth of energy and positive connections, and is a keen advocate of giving rising talent a voice through collaboration, connection and celebration. Until late 2023, she also served as Strategy Director at award-winning Regeneration Brainery, where she linked young people in need of guidance, work experience and jobs with sector experts who can inspire and connect. Judi is also a specialist project manager with 15+ years in Heritage Lottery, EU and Government funded programmes with a focus on social value, local authority regeneration and high street renewal, and believes in the power of locality and projects that place the community at their heart.

Collette Hayton
Programme & Event Coordinator

Collette joined the team in August 2023, bringing energy, organisation, enthusiasm as well as solid experience as an events manager in various settings where she navigated client needs; sorted live and online logistics; and delivered successful outcomes in sometimes challenging circumstances. Collette has also managed multiple projects in the software industry and coordinated a range of workstreams as a PA in the Finance sector. Collette achieved her BA in Events Management from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2019, where she developed a passion for the built environment and for the diverse range of sectors and people that make Greater Manchester thrive.

Laurence Knott PCC
Leaders facilitator - Associate
Miffa Salter
Leaders facilitator - Associate
Aidan Kearney
Leaders facilitator - Associate