Jacqui McKinlay

Jacqui is Chief Executive of the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny.

Under Jacqui’s leadership, CfGS is the leading national organisation promoting and supporting excellence in governance and scrutiny. Jacqui oversees CfGS’ work with a wide range of sectors including local government, national government, health and social care, education, the private sector and housing. 

Jacqui is a strategy, business planning and governance expert, helping organisations to use insight, planning, governance and scrutiny to become more outcome-focused, effective and efficient. She is experienced in leading major organisational change and is an expert facilitator. She is a regular speaker on national platforms, writer and thought-leader, also a Peer Assessor and sits on a number of advisory boards. 

Jacqui has a wealth of leadership and governance experience from operating at Board level for over fifteen years. Prior to CfGS, Jacqui was Director of Strategy and Customer Services at Staffordshire County Council and has worked in health, sport and the civil service. Jacqui is a communications professional by trade. 

jacqui.mckinlay@cfgs.org.uk | 020 7543 5627