The Future of Local Government
- 08:30 - 13:30
- Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
Having over 25 years experience in improving local public services, Andrew is recognised for his work in designing new ways for delivering public service outcome and delivering changes that achieve those designs. He has significant experience of working in a range of cultures and of the need for and opportunity to deliver change including Africa, China, and India as well as throughout the EU and Central Europe.
Andrew worked in Hungary on a programme to develop the legislation, professional skills and institutions to create and manage the property market, including the IT systems to manage the service and an early use of online learning to train the new professionals. In China Andrew supported a programme to help councils modernise their management systems and use of technology in a time of rapid change. In South Africa Andrew was a part of a programme that helped Councils deal with some of huge issues arising from the requirement to support improvements in the Informal Settlements in the immediate post apartheid environment.
Andrew’s work with institutions around the world has involved the design and implementation of new information systems for a better service to residents and better management by those bodies. This led to Andrew’s interest in copyright, data protection and freedom of information. Andrew’s doctorate on balancing rights in information has helped him lead projects linking together hundreds of local authorities to jointly deliver electronic services. He has extensive experience of delivering these services through public private partnership as well as creating and running innovative public organisations, the latest of which is the Improvement and Efficiency Social Enterprise (iESE).
Andrew holds a First Class Honours in Surveying, a Doctorate on balancing rights in information and is RICS qualified. Andrew can also draw on a wealth of practical experience gained from previous leadership roles in the private, voluntary and academic sectors.