Lord Bob Kerslake

Lord Kerslake is the Chair of the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny.

A former Head of the Civil Service, Lord Kerslake led the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) from November 2010, stepping down in February 2015. Prior to this, he was the first Chief Executive of the Homes and Communities Agency.

Before joining the Civil Service Lord Kerslake received a knighthood for his services to local government, spending eight years serving the London Borough of Hounslow and then a further 11 years leading Sheffield Council. In early 2015, he was made a life peer, taking the title Baron Kerslake, of Endcliffe in the City of Sheffield.

He is also Chair of Peabody, Chair of Be First (Barking and Dagenham Council’s regeneration company), Chair of the London Collective Investment Vehicle (London CIV), Chair of Sheffield Theatres, Chair of Sheffield Hallam University, Chair of the New Economics Foundation, Chair of UK2070 Commission, Chair of Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation, Chair of the UK Real Estate Infrastructure and Investment Forum (UKREiiF) Advisory Group, Chair of Commission on Rough Sleeping and Non-Executive Chair of Pagabo.

He is a member of a number of boards and groups including the ENGIE UK Advisory Board, Housing Finance Institute Board, Raynsford Review Taskforce and Cambridge Whitehall Group, HomeNow Advisory Board. 

In addition he is an adviser to The Public Services Company and Cascade Property and Planning Advisory Group.

He is a Trustee to the David and Jane Richards Family foundation and a trustee of Academy of Social Sciences. He is a Director of Endcliffe Consultancy.