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Barry Quirk CBE

Special Advisor

LGA, and to PwC’s public sector practice

Barry Quirk CBE

Barry is an advisor to local government on governance, management and strategy. In October 2022, he completed a 45 year service record in London’s local government.  

This was mostly as a chief executive: first at Lewisham (1993-2017), and then at RB Kensington and Chelsea (2017-2022).  He has worked in every form of governance and has deep experience of both service and democratic innovation.  

He has a PhD in the political and social geography of public policy.  His 2013 book, Re-imagining Government, received critical academic acclaim.  Throughout 2023 he has worked with Solace and the LGA designing a core curriculum for chief executives.  

He has also assisted the LGA in responding to the Government’s changing approaches to improvement, assurance and intervention.

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