Head of Neighbourhoods, Manchester City Council
Shefali has 15 years’ experience in local government, across a wide range of disciplines including project management, stakeholder and relationship management and working with communities to deliver positive change in places where they live. As Head of Neighbourhoods, Shefali leads a large team responsible for delivering local priorities; this includes leading the City’s place-based reform programme – working with other public sector partners to deliver sustained changes to how organisations work together to improve the lives of Manchester residents. Since the start of the CV-19 crisis Shefali has led on the community response, ensuring that those Manchester residents that are the most at risk have the support that they need. She will play a part in the recovery for the city, leading the workstream in relation to residents and communities. Shefali also volunteers as a coach as part of the Pankhurst Centre’s Queen Bee Coaching Programme. Shefali is also on the Future of London Leaders Plus course in Greater Manchester.