Tony Oakman profile

Making the Big Decisions (COVID)

Tony Oakman is Chief Executive at Bolton Council. Primarily his role is to create the conditions for inclusive prosperity, growth and connectivity.  Born in London he currently lives 20 minutes away from Bolton.  Tony describes his career as follows: “Over time I hope I have made a difference, been authentic, inspired people and had fun and whatever it takes.  Tony is happily married with three adult children and spends most of his time walking his two dogs, Cherry and Frankie.  

In this podcast we chat with Tony about the pressures of leading a local authority through a pandemic together with ever decreasing funding. 

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