Lord Bob Kerslake, former Head of the Civil Service

Lord Bob Kerslake - headshot with white backgroundLord Kerslake joined the Peabody Board as Chair in June 2015, has been Chair of London’s King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 1 April 2015, was announced as the new Chair of the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) in early June 2015, was appointed as the Chair of London CIV in September 2015, and was officially appointed as President-Elect of the Local Government Association at their annual conference on 30 June 2015.

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 his DCLG role, Lord Kerslake was the first Chief Executive of the Homes and Communities Agency, where he was responsible for promoting new and affordable housing supply; supporting the regeneration of cities, towns and neighbourhoods; improving existing housing stock, and advancing sustainability and good design.

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.

NPC Ignites conference session:

Presentation: A view from Whitehall
The chair of Peabody and former Head of the Civil Service will set out a perspective of how the charity sector appears to government, and how it might need to adapt in order to work together to tackle social and other issues.