Our Role

Our role is to work on behalf of the sector to:

  • help stimulate and influence new thinking and innovation
  • support and enable sector collaboration
  • mobilise sector-led improvement activities; and
  • promote and encourage engagement in new ways of working

Underpinning IEWM's success is strong engagement from within the sector with wide representation from across the West Midlands. This is assisted by the presence of a strong ethos of collaborative working with all parts of the public sector and on sharing knowledge and best practice in the West Midlands.

The IEWM Executive Board is our formal decision making body, comprising chief executives and senior colleagues from local authorities across the region. The Board is currently chaired by Alistair Neill, Chief Executive of Herefordshire Council.