Pippa Rugman, Senior Policy and Research Officer (Interim Director)

Pippa joined the District Councils’ Network in 2017 and is currently the Interim Director of the DCN providing the policy, strategic and operational oversight for the District Councils’ Network.

In her substantive post as senior policy and research officer, she offers support on a broad range of issues and has a particular focus on the role of district councils in health and wellbeing.

Pippa studied MSc Politics at the University of Southampton before moving into local government in 2014. Pippa started as graduate trainee within legal and democratic services before progressing to deputy electoral services manager.


Tel: 0207 664 3050
Email: pippa.rugman@local.gov.uk

Emily Schofield, Projects and Research Officer

Emily joined the District Councils’ Network in September 2018 and is on secondment from one of our member councils. She provides support on all DCN projects and assists in responses on numerous policy areas, with a specialism on environmental policy.

Emily has worked in Local Government for over 10 years, having worked in communications, environmental health, environmental services and transformation in a number of district councils.

Tel: 0207 664 3176
Email: Emily.schofield@local.gov.uk

Alan Harris, Press Officer

Alan provides communications advice and support to the DCN

Tel: 0207 664 3147
Email: alan.harris@local.gov.uk