The outgoing president of local government HR body Socpo said she is
disappointed the society’s membership did not increase further during her year
The society’s membership increased by 200 to around 650, but Francesca Okosi
said she would have liked to see 900 members.
But, she told Personnel Today she was pleased with the organisation’s
evolution during her presidency and happy the body raised its profile and
influence within local government, the public sector and with central
In the past year, Socpo has entered into partnership with local government
chief executive body Solace, sits on the Public Sector’s Employers’ Forum, and
formed closer ties with the Government’s Office of Public Sector Reform.
Okosi, director of change at government environmental agency Defra, said she
is confident Socpo’s membership will dramatically increase because of the
society’s inclusion of Civil Service HR chiefs.