What is LocalGovDigital?

LocalGov Digital is the network for digital practitioners in local government. Our aim is to aid the delivery of better, cheaper local services by councils across the country, through the re-design of services around the capabilities the internet and digital technology provide.

Our belief is that an overarching and fundamental principle is that local government is and should be ‘open by default and digital by design’ and that we think, do and share.

We are pretty liberal about what constitutes a digital practitioner, but if you are wondering, the government digital, data and technology profession capability framework (opens in new tab) covers it pretty well.

The network was founded in 2012 and has grown to involve thousands of local government practitioners. You can find out more about the founding of LocalGovDigital in this blog post from our first chair, Carl Haggerty.

Find out more about becoming a member of the network.

Steering group

Our steering group looks after the network, working with members to figure out what activities to run and events to hold.

If you are a member of LocalGovDigital and are interested in joining the steering group, get in touch!


Dave Briggs
ICT Transformation Manager
Cumberland Council


Kat Sexton
Head of Product
Birmingham City Council

Phil Rumens
Digital Services Manager
West Berkshire Council

Lucy Knight
Data Lead
The Data Place

Ben Cheetham
Head of Local Cyber
Dept. Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

Dale Shepherd
Digital Services Manager
Shropshire Council

Julia McGinley
Digital Delivery Manager
Coventry City Council

Nick Hill
Events coordinator
Public Sector Digital Transformation Forum

You can get in touch with us using our contact form or tweeting @LocalGovDigital.