Elaine Appelbee MBE
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Formerly Chief Executive of Bradford Vision, the Local Strategic Partnership for Bradford District, Elaine has acted as a national Adviser for eight years and has thirty years experience in partnership working. She has nationally recognised skills in innovative policy and practice, particularly with regard to neighbourhood and community engagement, public services development and re-design, and Strategic Partnership development.
She possesses an exceptional ability to manage and lead creative change in fast-paced, high-pressure environments. A leader with formidable influencing, coaching and mentoring expertise, offering significant strategic leadership experience, strong troubleshooting skills and a proven ability to design and implement innovative solutions and optimise resources.
BA Applied Social Studies Bradford University
Certificate in Positive Business and Society Change Case Western Reserve University
2007-2011 Director The Lasting Change
2008-2011 Local Improvement Advisor DCLG
2003-2008 Neighbourhood Renewal Adviser ODP
2005-2007 Chief Executive Bradford Vision
2002-2007 Neighbourhood Renewal Director Bradford Vision
2000-2002 Director Health Action Zone Bradford Health Authorit
1992-2000 Bishop’s Officer for Church in Society Diocese of Bradfor
1988-1992 Senior Community Worker Diocese of Bradfor
1979-1988 Holme Wood Parents Project Bradford Social Service
1977-1979 Psychiatric Social Worker Bradford Social Services
Appelbee E. and Reid G. Powerful Whispers 1994
Warner M. (Ed). Say Yes To God Tufton Books 1999
Wilkinson D. & Appelbee E. Implementing Holistic Government.
Policy Press 1999
Vincent J (Ed) Faithfulness in the city Monad Press 2003
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