Kathryn Rees

Kathryn has extensive experience of leading transformation and change in Local Government through several roles in Stockport and Wigan Council. She is passionate about improving the lives of people and communities.

She joined Stockport Council as the Director of Strategy in June 2019,  where she has responsibility for strategy, partnerships, digital, data, communications, workforce and community engagement.  She is also leading the development of Stockroom, a project to transform vacant retail units into a new innovative space for creativity, discovery and learning.

Kathryn plays a key role in the Health and Care partnership, providing leadership for enabling programmes such as workforce, data, digital, estates, communication and engagement. She chairs the Greater Manchester Smart Cities Board.

She previously worked for 9 years in Wigan Council where, as Assistant Director of Transformation,  she played an integral role in the design and delivery of the Wigan Deal which transformed the way the council worked with communities.

Kathryn joined Mencap as a trustee in January 2022. In addition to the board, she is a member of the Delivery and Strategic Impact Committee.

Kathryn is passionate about working with local people and communities to improve health and wellbeing and is delighted to have the opportunity to support Care City’s mission to help people live happier, healthier lives.