CCN Conference 2022 Review

CCN Annual Conference 2022 took place at the Crowne Plaza in Marlow, where over 200 delegates heard from high profile speakers and sector experts.

Watch each plenary session from this year’s event below.

Next year’s CCN Annual Conference will take place between the 19th and 21st November 2023. Please contact Hannah Chard, Partnerships & Events Officer ( to discuss speaker and sponsor opportunities.

Day One

CCN Chairman Cllr Tim Oliver’s Opening Speech

Global Britain, Global Counties: Attracting Foreign Direct Investment

  • Peter Arnold – EY UK Chief Economist

Next Steps for County Deals and Devolution 

  • Cllr Ben Bradley MP, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council and MP for Mansfield
  • Cllr Andrew Proctor, Leader of Norfolk County Council
  • Cllr Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council and CCN Devolution Spokesperson
  • Kate Kennally, Chief Executive of Cornwall Council

Integrated Care Systems: A Local Government View of Progress

  • Sean Hanson, Chief Executive, IMPOWER
  • Chris Maxsted, Delivery Director, IMPOWER
  • Professor Claire Fuller, Chief Executive-designate, Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System
  • Rachael Shimmin OBE, Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Council

‘The Big Ask’ – Where Next For Children’s Services

  • Dame Rachel de Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England

What Does the Autumn Statement Mean for Councils?

  • Adrian Jenkins, Director, Pixel Financial Management

Tackling the Housing Challenge in County Areas

  • Peter Freeman CBE, Chair, Homes England

Local Government Association View

  • Cllr James Jamieson, Chair, Local Government Association

Labour View

  • Sarah Owen MP, Shadow Local Government Minister

Day Two

Local Government Polling: What Local Voters Think

  • Professor Sir John Curtice, Professor of Politics, University of Strathclyde
  • Professor Colin Rallings, Emeritus Professor, University of Plymouth

Delivering Sustainable Social Care

  • Cllr Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire Council and CCN Health and Social Care Spokesperson
  • Stephen Chandler, Interim Chief Executive, Oxfordshire County Council
  • Lorraine O’Donnell, Chief Executive, Cheshire East Council

Liberal Democrat View

  • Lord Shipley, Lib Dem Devolution Spokesperson

Delivering Net Zero

  • Chris Skidmore MP, Chair, Independent Net Zero Review

Keynote Close

  • Lord Gavin Barwell, Former Chief of Staff at Downing Street and current PwC Advisor

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