Councillor Tony DevenishChairman
Tony Devenish is a Westminster City Councillor and the Chairman of Westco.Close
Tony has been active in both local and national politics for over 15 years' and has represented the Knightsbridge and Belgravia ward in Westminster since May 2006.
Tony specialises in Change Management : More4Less and Planning on the City Council. He is a self employed Business Development Director within the outsourcing, infrastructure and property arenas and has worked across the UK and globally for 25 years'.
Ian FarrowManaging Director
Ian has over 15 years working within politics, local government and the private sector providing strategic planning, campaign delivery, government relations and reputation management.Close
An award-winning communications and marketing specialist with change management, public affairs and consultation experience, Ian has a wealth of experience in communication product development, corporate restructures and business growth and development. Ian returned in 2013 to head up Westco’s External Relations operations.
Julia CorkeyStrategic Director
Julia Corkey is the Director of Strategy & communications at Westminster City Council with responsibility for internal and external communications, public affairs, research and policy development for the flagship authority.Close
Julia’s sophisticated models of communication, corporate narratives and evaluation techniques have played a significant role in consolidating the council’s position at the forefront of local government communications.
As a Director of Westco, the City Council’s trading arm, she is also responsible for trading and implementing the successful Westminster model of communications across numerous other local authorities and the private sector.
Neil is Westco’s Director of Insight and a Director of the Westco board.Close
Starting his career at a major market research agency, Neil has extensive experience of public opinion research, communications evaluation, performance data and customer insight. He has conducted over 200 focus groups with members of the public and the surveys he has undertaken have together interviewed over half a million people.
Neil is Head of Evaluation and Performance at Westminster City Council and Chair of LARIA (Local Area Research and Intelligence Association) which represents local researchers. Neil is also a member of the Government Communication Service’s Evaluation Council and a Chartered Member of the Market Research Society (MRS). His team have twice been shortlisted for an MRS award and have won research awards from CIPR, PR Week, and AMEC. A regular presenter and commentator, Neil can be found on twitter @neilwholey.
Dai WilliamsFinance Director
Dai is a Senior Commercial Analyst with over eight years experience and has been responsible for supporting a significant number of strategic initiatives across Westminster City Council.Close
This includes formation of Westminster Commercial Opportunities Board in 2013, aimed at enabling Service areas to generate, discuss and progress commercial opportunities within the Council such as large outdoor media advertising and property development. He is a CIMA qualified accountant and he holds a BA (Hons) in Finance, Accounting and Management.