ALACE Council Members

The trade union for local authority chief executives and senior managers

(As at February 2024)


Tracey Lee, Plymouth


Dave Perry, South Gloucestershire

Honorary Secretary

Ian Miller, Wyre Forest

Honorary Treasurer

Michel Saminaden, retired member

County councils

(in areas that have district councils)
Nicola Beach, Suffolk

District councils

Karen Bradford, South Kesteven
Dan Gascoyne, Braintree
Steve Riley, Hyndburn
Kathryn Hall, Mid Sussex
2 Vacancies

Unitary councils

(including London borough, metropolitan district, unitary district, and unitary county councils)
Duncan Sharkey, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Dan Swaine, Doncaster
Rachael Shimmin, Buckinghamshire
Cath Shaw, Barnet
John Hewitt, Durham
Pervinder Sandhu, Redbridge

Northern Ireland



Jim Savege, Aberdeenshire
Peter Hessett, West Dunbartonshire


Rob Thomas, Vale of Glamorgan

Other local government authorities, and agencies related to local government



Scott Crudgington, Hertfordshire
Lee Harris, West Sussex
Pat Flaherty, Staffordshire