Leadership Centre

Joe Simpson, Director, Leadership Centre and Principal Strategic Adviser,Local Government Association.

Our small team is made up of leadership experts with experience in politics, central and local government and the wider public and private sectors.

We believe it takes great leadership to create a thriving and prosperous community. ‘Leadership’ is all we do and our role is to help create great places to live by supporting local leaders to meet the specific challenges of effectively leading a place, rather than just their organisation.

 A sustained period of constrained public finances means we need to look beyond any single organisation’s resources for solving problems. And the nature of the major challenges we face means they cannot be met by one agency alone. Our focus has rightly shifted away from organisational structures towards people and places, so across the public sector we need to learn to work together in different ways. And we need to do it fast and wide.