Get involved with techUK’s Local Public Services Committee (LPSC)

Mission and priorities of the LPSC and how members and councils can get involved

In 2023 techUK’s new Local Public Services Committee (LPSC) was elected. Composed of 23 techUK members, 9 SME reps and 14 from larger companies, the LPSC brings together a diverse range of tech industry leaders who will champion the sector and drive an ambitious programme of activity between techUK and local public services.


The Mission of the committee is to become a ‘voice’ of the technology industry, which local government seeks to listen to and share insights and problems with, in the aim of solving significant challenges in collaboration. 

The theme for the committee in this tenure is ‘digital ambition’, helping council realise their digital ambition and to explore the potential of technology to solve critical business challenges.

Driving forward local government digital ambition

The committee have identified 4 key workstreams – innovation, skills, procurement and influence – to help councils overcome the barriers to transformation as well as build on the opportunities presented by technology and data.

  • Innovation: From demystifying the technologies of today and tomorrow, how they can transform local public service outcomes.
  • Procurement: Showcasing what good looks like and exploring how procurement can become the enabler to innovation. Helping to create a level playing field and delivering procurement outcomes that deliver the best value for citizens.
  • Skills: Working with the sector and industry to overcome the skills gap and provide insight on the skills of the future to ensure councils are equipped for future tech and data jobs.
  • Influence: To provide strategic influence for the ambition of technology in local government, what is it, what it could be and what needs to change to make it happen.

Get involved

The work of the LPSC cannot be done without collaborating and hearing from the wider ecosystem of local government, government and industry. That is why it has also launched a Local Government Leaders Forum where councils will be able to present either the challenges they face or share digital ideas and strategies which industry can validate and feedback. This is also a safe space to discuss practical barriers, problems and experience in a non-commercial setting.

If you are a council or a techUK member and have suggestions and ideas to shape the above work areas please get in touch with [email protected]


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Sharna Quirke, Strategic Director for Local Government and Health, Hitachi Solutions & Chair, Local Public Services Committee

“Technology plays a fundamental role in the future of local government, local services and supporting communities, yet we rarely explore the topic collectively, or speak with one voice to people we need to influence. The theme ‘Digital Ambition’ is to try and bridge that gap and unify those interested, so we can tackle and explore these fundamental, life changing challenges and opportunities together. I’m very excited with the forthcoming work programme which has been designed by the LPSC and I openly invite local authorities to reach out and contact us to see how we can take this discussion and actions to the next level to make a real impact.”


Denis Kaminskiy, Founder, Arcus Global & Vice-Chair, Local Public Services Committee

“Very proud to be selected as a Vice-Chair of LPSC, as well participating in the Procurement and Innovations streams. I look forward to highlighting core issues faced by the supplier community and working together with colleagues from the Local Government on resolving and addressing them over the next 2 years."

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Chris Melia, Growth Director, Capita Local Public Service & Vice-Chair, Local Public Services Committee

“As councils across the UK grapple with pressing social issues that disproportionately affect the most vulnerable members of our society – including homelessness, poverty, and health disparities – the importance of collaboration has never been more evident. I am privileged to serve on the Local Public Service Committee (LPSC), where our work alongside local authorities and partners will help devise solutions to these challenges. There needs to be a paradigm shift in our approach, where prevention and relational public services form the backbone of our communities, and collaboration and technology will play a pivotal role as a catalyst for public service transformation. The work of the LPSC will contribute significantly to this shift in approach.”

Georgina Maratheftis

Georgina Maratheftis

Associate Director, Local Public Services, techUK

Georgina is techUK’s Associate Director for Local Public Services

Georgina works with suppliers that are active or looking to break into the market as well as with local public services to create the conditions for meaningful transformation. techUK regularly bring together local public services and supplier community to horizon scan and explore how the technologies of today and tomorrow can help solve some of the most pressing problems our communities face and improve outcomes for our people and places.

Prior to techUK, Georgina worked for a public policy events company where she managed the policy briefing division and was responsible for generating new ideas for events that would add value to the public sector. Georgina worked across a number of portfolios from education, criminal justice, and health but had a particular interest in public sector transformation and technology. Georgina also led on developing relationships across central and local government.

If you’d like to learn more about techUK, or want to get involved, get in touch.

[email protected]
020 7331 2029

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Ileana Lupsa

Ileana Lupsa

Programme Manager, Local Public Services and Nations and Regions, techUK

Ileana Lupsa is the Programme Manager for Local Public Services and Nations and Regions, at techUK.

Ileana studied electronics, telecommunications and IT as an undergraduate, followed by an MSc in engineering and project management at Coventry University.

She refined her programme management expertise through her most recent roles working in the automotive industry.

Ileana is passionate about sustainability and creating a positive impact globally through innovation.

[email protected]

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