Future of GM Alumni Network

Future of GM’s alumni network is a thriving community that fosters rich, lasting connections and supports professional growth. This is an engaged group of cross-sector place and social impact leaders that enliven Future of GM and contribute to a better Greater Manchester.

Following the buzz of our first summer party, our alumni programme kicked off in October 2023 with a fantastic backstage visit to Aviva Studios, followed by two informal socials in winter 2023-24. Watch this space for field trips, socials, guest speakers, leadership refreshers and more. We also repost job vacancies for our alumni and provide career support in perpetuity.

To make the network and content relevant, alumni are directly involved at every level. You can see active reps below, and check out current Leaders Plus and Future Leaders candidates, GM Alumni and our c800 national alumni with sister non-profit Future of London, established in 2008. These are great people doing good things and we bet you already know a few – Leaders alumni are also out in force at UKREIIF, with 40 on stage in 2023!

Drop them – or us – a line if you have ideas, questions or want to get involved.

If you want to sponsor this principled and increasingly influential network, get in touch with Judi Greenwood – judi@futureofgreatermanchester.com

Steph Everett
FoGM Steering Group

Senior Partnerships & Business Development Manager; Shadow Leadership Board - Homes England

GM Leaders Plus 2022

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Alyson Heald
Alumni Rep

Partnerships Director North West and Chair, Spectrum LGBTQ+ Group, L&Q

GM Leaders Plus 2023

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Shefali Kapoor
FoGM Board

Director of Communities - Manchester City Council

GM Leaders Plus 2020

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Dave Kelly
FoGM Steering Group

Assistant Director, Reform - GMCA

GM Leaders Plus 2023

Regina Khanum
Alumni Rep

Affordable Housing Programme Manager - Manchester City Council

GM Future Leaders 2023

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Amanda Robinson
GM+London Alumni Rep

Associate Director - PRD

Future London Leaders 2016

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Ben Townsend
Alumni Rep

New Business Director North West - L&Q Group

GM Leaders Plus 2023

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Marc Watterson
FoGM Steering Group

Associate Director, Town Planning - Arup

GM Leaders Plus 2020

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