Joanne Roney

  • Building on new-found respect

    07 September 2021

    Solace has been working hard behind the scenes to extend its reach across Government and offer unique perspectives on how policies join up in a place and work on the ground, says Joanne Roney.


  • A charter for good employment

    31 August 2021

    Joanne Roney looks at how collaboration between Metro Mayors and local authorities is focusing on delivering decent working conditions for people.


  • Getting the basics right on standards

    05 May 2021

    Joanne Roney says it is ‘high time’ the Government responded to the recommendations in the 2019 Committee for Standards in Public Life’s report on ethical standards in local government.


  • Getting through the greatest challenge of a generation

    14 April 2020

    Dealing with COVID-19 is ‘an incredibly tough challenge’ for council leadership, says Joanne Roney – and the resilience needed nationally can only come from empowered and sustainably funded local authorities.


  • ‘There can be and will be no complacency’

    23 January 2020

    Joanne Roney says that while addressing past failures is ‘very necessary’, we must not lose sight of ‘how radically our approach to tackling child sexual exploitation has been strengthened’ since Operation Augusta.


  • When difference equals strength

    24 September 2019

    Leaders need to help people be true to themselves at work, and difference needs to be seen as a strength, writes Joanne Roney.


  • Chief executives will get access to the guidance, knowledge and support they need

    20 August 2019

    Joanne Roney says she intends to ensure Solace provides accessible and self-managed development options to all in a timely and appropriate format.