Charlotte Piper is currently responsible for information sharing support to local places and the development and implementation of the centre of excellence for information sharing that was announced in the Government’s Spending Round.
Prior to being a civil servant, Charlotte worked in two London boroughs, has been a reception teacher and had a spell in academia.
“As the Strategy and Policy Manager for information and technology at Leicestershire County Council, I need to steer the way the organisation uses its information and data assets, and how technology supports our business and service user needs. I have a strong focus on information sharing, underpinned by good compliance and information security. I’m currently seconded on a part time basis to the Public Services Transformation Network (PSTN) focussing on data sharing. The network works with government departments to support local transformation and change. I’ve been involved in many partnership and national initiatives in this area, including the current national project on information sharing (IISaM). Before 2003, I was a research team leader in the Scottish Parliament and prior to that spent 7 years at Stirling Council / Stirling District Council as a professional Town Planner, primarily in policy and research services. I trained as a Planner at the London Borough of Sutton. My qualifications include BA (Hons) Urbans Studies (Sheffield), MA Environmental Planning (Nottingham), an MPhil Social Science Research (Glasgow), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Leadership and Management (Warwick).”
”I’m the project officer based in Leicestershire, and I’m also taking forward the project’s work into a new phase. I’ve come to this project from running a membership organisation for regional researchers, and before that, working with the universities in the East Midlands region. When I’m not working on information sharing, I’ll be outside, hiking, climbing or biking. ”