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How is the Network organised?

The SMART Governance Network is organised around the needs of its members, who are helping to shape its coverage and development. It is consultative in style and management, with an Advisory Board steering its overall direction and priorities. It operates on a cost recovery, not for profit style business model, with its main funding coming from grants, research, sponsorship and subscriptions.

The Advisory Board currently includes:

Paul Bettison (LGA e-Champion & Leader of Bracknell Forest Council)
Sir Chris Clarke (Former Deputy Chair LGA)
Stephen Baker (SOLACE + Chief Executive of Suffolk Coastal DC)
Mike Stroud (Deputy Town Clerk & Chief Exec, Kensington & Chelsea)
John Blundell (Director Service Transformation & Local Government, e-Government Unit, Cabinet Office)
John Thornton (Acting Director, SMART Governance Network and Former Director of e-Government IDeA)

As the Network develops it membership is expected to expand to include other leading figures from local government, central government and academia.


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