The CfGS team

CfGS has a core team, complemented by expert associates who work on our behalf across the UK. CfGS’s trustees oversee governance, provide strategic advice and ensure compliance with our charity and company obligations.

Mel Stevens - Chief Executive

Mel joined us in May 2023 as our Chief Executive, bringing her extensive expertise in design, strategy, and practice in public sector governance and decision-making. Her primary objective is to ensure that CfGS remains an impactful, sustainable, and independent organisation that continues to make a valuable contribution to our democracy ...

Dr Catherine Howe - Chair

Dr Catherine Howe is the Chair of the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny and is an expert in digital innovation, focusing on the area of digital democracy and social change. She has a background which connects together technology, community and social change and has worked across a number of different ...

Team

Team

Ed Hammond

Team

Ian Parry

Associate

Cath Buckley

Associate

Don Massey

Associate

Dr Mark Egan

Associate

Manisha Patel

Associate

Dr Dave McKenna

Associate

Natalie Rotherham

Associate

Dave Burn

Associate

Lisa Smart

Associate

Sarah Jones

Associate

Tony Jackson

Associate

Sunita Sharma

Associate

Paul Cutler

Associate

Andy Fry OBE

Associate

Kieran Timmins

Trustees