SIMON MILLER
Service Delivery Director

Simon joined Unity in 2014 as Service Delivery Director. Prior to joining Unity, Simon undertook a number of operational delivery and transition/transformation leadership roles within major blue chip global organisations, including Sopra Steria, Accenture and Liberata. His range of experience includes working nationally and internationally with both public and private sector clients. Simon has an MBA from Bradford University and a 2:1 honours degree in Business Administration.

 

 

 

CHRIS PETRIE
Head of Information & Technology Services

Chris joined Unity Partnership in 2013 in an advisory capacity and became Head of IT in 2017. He has over 30 years’ experience designing, transforming and delivering IT in a variety of industries, including engineering, manufacturing and public sector bodies. Chris also has substantial experience in IT outsourcing and BPO services.

 



GORDON ANDERSON
Head of Highways & Engineering

Gordon joined Unity Partnership at its inception in May 2007 as a Section Manager leading bridges & capital project delivery and progressed into the role of Head of Highways & Engineering in late 2015. He has over 25 years’ experience delivering asset management and highway infrastructure engineering services, as well as experience managing contract/specification renegotiation and cultural and physical restructuring of services within the Highways & Engineering team.

 

 

 

HELEN METCALF
Property Services Business Unit Manager
Helen is Business Unit Manager for Property Services within the Unity Partnership. Over the past 13 years, Helen has held a number of roles managing design, procurement, construction and ICT projects and programmes. She has experience creating and developing project management procedures for a range of clients, on behalf of Kier Workplace Services.

 

 

 

PAM SIDDALL
Head of Exchequer and Customer Services

Over the last 25 years, Pam has worked in a number of roles in the public sector with an expertise in revenues, benefits, transactional finance, Local Welfare Provision, contact centre and one-stop shops. She is passionate about opportunities to enhance local authorities’ ability to maximise revenue and support their residents. She enjoys creating an environment where the public and private sector can collaboratively work together, improving public services.

 

 

 

SHARON STANLEY
Head of HR & Payroll Services

Sharon joined Unity Partnership in February 2017 as the Head of HR & Payroll. Sharon has over 30 years’ of experience working in the HR and Payroll environment for both local government and public organisations. Her experience includes systems implementations, the creation of HR & Payroll shared services and the transformation of shared services.

 

 

 

 

JO CHARLESWORTH
Transformation Director

Joanne leads Unity Consulting, guiding the consultancy team and overseeing all delivery whilst securing opportunities both internally and externally. She has undertaken a wide variety of project management, programme management, service redesign and change management assignments across the public and private sector, including projects for Newcastle College Group, CITB and University of Huddersfield.

 

 


SHIRLEY BERRY
Head of Sales

Shirley joined Unity Partnership as Head of Sales in early 2016 to head-up a drive to commence and manage new business activities. For the last 25 years, Shirley has worked with the public sector, where she covered the full cycle of business activities from pre-sales and product/solution design activities through to business process analysis and consultancy services. This enabled her to truly understand client challenges, provide solutions and services to overcome them and help clients achieve significant benefits.