Socitm Vice President elections 2020

A presidential role that really makes a difference – and helps others make a difference. Nominate a Socitm vice president now to help shape our future and the crucial public services our members provide.

Following this year's nominations, we're delighted to share with you our shortlist of four nominees. One of these talented people must become our new vice president. 

Don’t forget, there’s still time to register your place at our President’s Week and see the successful candidate assume their new role, as well as benefiting from our programme of enlightening keynotes, collaborative workshops and networking opportunities.

Please consider all 4 nominees before making your selection.
This year's four nominees can be viewed here and over the following three pages. 

Jo Miklo

Jo Miklo is currently Head of Digital Efficiencies at Leeds City Council. Jo has worked in the public sector for over 30 years and is committed to working with colleagues, partners, 3rd sector and others within the public sector to make life better for citizens.  Jo's experience has taught her that strong relationships, built on a shared belief, can overcome organisational boundaries and processes and are the foundation for making change happen.  Jo believes that technology can make a significant contribution to improved outcomes, but she advocates that the key to delivering successful digital solutions is to fully understand the problem that is trying to be solved and to see this through the lens of real people; experiencing real problems. Jo established the User Experience Community of Practise within the council to bring together people from across the organisation, which employees over 12,000 people, to share ideas, tools, techniques and insights into how we can collectively make things better for the people of Leeds.  Jo's current role has a broad remit and she works across the whole organisation working particularly closely with service improvement and customer access teams; themes that her role covers include Digital Leadership, Service Design, Mode 2/Agile Working, Automation, and Efficiencies.

Jo has a background in Finance and Audit and have also established, and run, the councils Business Administration Service which employs over 600 staff.

When Jo's not working she spends time with her family, taking long walks with the dogs, usually ending with a nice pub lunch and a glass of wine.

"If I was elected to be Socitm’s next Vice President I would commit my time and effort to make a success of the opportunity I had been given. I would use my skills in networking to bring people together to understand any gaps in policy themes and to discuss topics of interest, making them relevant, informative and exciting. I would seek to engage with a range of contributors to ensure industry expertise and knowledge is shared widely across the society. I would take on the duties required of me in championing the society with enthusiasm and would hope to promote wider the remit of Socitm and the benefits of being part of a vibrant, committed and knowledgeable network of professionals.  I also feel I would have much to learn from the current incumbents on the presidents team, and wider,  and would hope to build strong working relationships with them."