Elaine Appelbee MBE  


To contact please email: elaine@appelbee.eu


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


CQSW                                                                                     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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