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Phil Swan

Phil Swan

Chief Information Officer, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Phil leads the digital portfolio at Greater Manchester Combined Authority and is responsible for leading the next chapter in Greater Manchester’s ambition to be recognised as a world-leading digital city region, with an ongoing commitment to taking an open, innovative and connective approach and ‘doing digital differently’. 

Other responsibilities include:

  • Digital city-region growth, digital skills and inclusion and infrastructure
  • ICT for the GMCA
  • Positioning Greater Manchester as recognised centre for cyber and digital ethics, trust and security through resilience and economic growth


Phil's career includes ICT strategy and implementation work for Accenture, an MBA from Cambridge University, founding and exiting a SME, and leading the Tameside Council based public sector innovation partnership "iNetwork" over several years.