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Partnerships and Equalities integral to promoting system wide transformation

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Shammi Jalota, who will lead a new Partnerships and Equalities team within Essex County Council. Shammi and the team will continue to support delivery of our shared vision The Future of Essex as well as Essex Partners’ system leadership programme, Essex Assembly and the Essex Strategic Coordination Group.

The integration of the inclusion agenda into this team is an important step, reflecting our commitment to tackling the inequalities that are at the root of many of the challenges we are dealing with as a partnership and which require a whole-system way of working.

Many of you may already know Shammi from his work leading the equalities agenda within ECC. Shammi has more than 20 years experience within the public sector and is looking forward to championing the principles and power of effective system leadership across Essex.

We’d like to thank Patrick Guthrie, who has until now been leading on partnerships, and congratulate Patrick on his new role as Head of Corporate Strategy in ECC.