Public Sector

We are proud to announce the top 10 shortlisted individuals for the Public Sector category, sponsored by GDS

The individuals contained within the shortlist are now able to receive public votes of support. If you wish to show your support, please cast your vote below.

We look forward to welcoming all shortlisted nominees to our celebration drinks reception sponsored by Bloomberg on 8 June.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our judges for their time and to wish all nominees the very best of luck in the next round of judging.

Shortlist in Public Sector

Amy McGeehin | Transport for London

During five years working as a Transport Planner, I developed an interest in social research and how planning decisions impact on society. I learnt how to best collect, manage and analyse data and honed skills to share findings appropriately. Next I worked for a London local authority where I was responsible for a public-facing data website, managing the borough’s Community Safety Partnership and research projects in the borough. I’ve now been at Transport for London…

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Annette Henley | Home Office

Annette Henley is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Manager working as Lead Engineer on the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme in the Home Office. She is currently leading on the development of airborne mobile communications services as part of the role out of the ESN (Emergency Services Network) and the development of the technical fit of ESN for emergency services aircraft.She originally joined the Civil Service as a graduate trainee engineer in September 1990 at…

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Donna Harman | Transport for London

I grew up in a small leafy commuter town in Surrey and struggled at school more than my peers. I self funded myself through University studying Business and there I was diagnosed with dyslexia. From then, with the additional support Southampton Solent University provided at the time, my career direction started to take shape and my confidence in my abilities grew. Given my own background, I knew I wanted to help others professionally, and became an expert at giving…

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Fiona Galvin | Transport for London

I am a Senior Operating Officer for London Underground. I have a direct pivotal role in leading our response and resolution to real-time incidents across our network and those external parties affecting our services, whilst keeping our customers at the heart of everything we do. I work within the Incident Response and Command team in the London Underground Control Centre, responsible for leading and challenging the services we provide to our customers during our most severe and difficult…

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Imogen Thompson | Transport for London

Imogen is a transport and city planner working in London, UK.  Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she began her passion for planning at the University of British Columbia, where she obtained a BA First Class in Urban Geography.  She then worked for three years as an urban planner in both public and private sectors, focusing primarily on provincial land regeneration, mixed-use densification, and transit-oriented development.  Imogen’s passion to expand her professional knowledge then led her to…

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Jennifer Morris | Barts Health NHS Trust

After four years of fertility research at the University of Birmingham I decided to hang up my lab coat in search of a more significant role in improving healthcare services. In 2013, whilst completing my thesis, I started my NHS career on the Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS). For two years I explored a range of different operational and strategic roles, locally and nationally with the aim of improving the delivery of healthcare services for…

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Julia Knapp | Transport for London

I am an experienced practitioner in organisational change management. At the start of my career I worked at the Australian National Audit Office while undertaking my double degree in Psychology and Commerce at the Australian National University.  Once I had completed my studies, I took up a graduate position at KPMG before taking a year off to travel overseas.   After travelling around Southeast Asia, I ended up in London where I worked at the London…

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Lauren Bottomley | Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

I left school at 14 with no GSCE’s due to a bit of a rough family situation. I moved out at 15 and had around 14 different jobs from waitress to groom to sales person by the time I was 19. I then decided I wanted to do something more with my life and decided to follow in my Dad’s footsteps who’d had a very fulfilling if very challenging career as a Mental Health nurse….

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Megan Key | Ministry of Justice

I joined the National Probation Service in 2005 as a dedicated trainee probation officer committed to supporting my local community and reducing re-offending in inner city Birmingham. I have since worked in various roles both as a front line team manager then project manager until taking my current position, as regional Equalities Manager in 2014 responsible for promoting and delivering inclusive practices for staff and service users. I came out as a trans woman five years ago,…

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Suzanne France | Bloomberg

Based in London and focusing on the EMEA region, Suzanne is a Senior Events Planner within Bloomberg’s global marketing department.  Working with senior internal stakeholders in Sales, News, Government Relations, Diversity and Inclusion and Recruitment, Suzanne delivers professional events which engage our clients, provide key solutions and promote the Bloomberg brand and products. In a multi-faceted role, Suzanne can be found working on a number of projects including Bloomberg branding/stand/studio presence at economic forums and…

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