Paul McKevitt has been part of the top team at Wigan Council as deputy chief executive and the Section 151 officer since 2008. He was also the director of finance at the Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and held the joint posts since June 2018. His work is not just about numbers: there is an organisational focus on prevention and early intervention. Also the council is moving ahead with an affordable housing development and a major town centre redevelopment that is backed by £16m from the Future High Streets Fund. These achievements are based on many years of achievements. The council was praised in an official report in 2016 for having created the financial resilience needed to survive economic downturns. Paul’s joint role is helping to modernise children’s services with the aim of strengthening families and protecting children.