SIGOMA Officer Team - based in Barnsley MBC

Geoff Winterbottom F.C.C.A - Head of Research and Policy

Before joining SIGOMA, Geoff worked as an accountant across local government and the private sector. He provides the overall direction to the group and has an in-depth knowledge of Local Government Finance, which he leverages to provide members with detailed technical analysis and provide an authoritative voice on Local Government Finance.

We are currently recruiting for our new Head of Research and Policy. To read more about the role and to apply, please click here.

Sam Blakeman MSc (Hons) - Senior Policy and Communications Officer

Sam worked at York Council and was on the National Graduate Development Programme at Rotherham Council before joining SIGOMA. He leads on the group's media and communications and is the key contact for all press enquiries, to ensure SIGOMA's position on Government policy and Local Government issues are shared widely.

Zoe Adams MArts (Hons) - Assistant Research and Communications Officer

Zoe started at SIGOMA after completing the National Graduate Development Programme at Barnsley Council. She supports Geoff and Sam in their technical and media work, in addition to monitoring government policy and undertaking research to understand various policy areas in greater depth, and assess their impact on members.