Performance Improvement in Local Government
Consultant & Analyst
Keith has spent a long career analysing the delivery, cost, effectiveness and quality of public services. He is currently researching the cost and outcomes of the many partnership initiatives pressed on local government, the health service, the police and social housing by government policy.
Keith' last major project was with Cardiff University to undertake a research study of competition in local government in England. The project was commissioned by the Audit Commission. Most of his previous work focused on social services including their relationship with other services. Among these projects were the following examples.
Keith is currently writing a book about the management of climate and population change aimed largely at public service leaders and managers. Previous publications by him include :-
As an offshoot of the projects and books which have contributed to his own learning Keith has been engaged to share it with executive and senior staff. He has run programmes ranging in length from half a day to three days on topics which have included the following subjects.
Negotiation - Partnership development - Commissioning
Leadership - Governance - Best Value.
Keith often works as a member of a multi-skilled team. He is currently an Associate with the University of Cardiff Business School. Previously he has worked as a member of teams assembled by, among others, the following groups and organisations.
During his time as a consultant Keith has worked in and for many final clients including:-
Public Service Career
At the end of 1992 Keith decided to "go independent". His career up to that time had been entirely within the public service. The positions he held before that are as follows:-
Keith has had a long standing interest in, and commitment to the community, voluntary and social housing movements. He was a member of the Board of First Choice Housing Association in Wales, providing supported housing for people with severe learning difficulties, for twelve years including three years as its Chair. He is now on the Board, and Chair of the Audit Committee of Merthyr Tydfil HA.
He played a major role in enabling the construction of a village hall in his local community, is still active in local community development and is a vice chair of the local Rural Development Partnership. He has been a school governor.
His leisure interests include sailing, music, the history and development of languages, travel and (rather amateurish) vegetable gardening.
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Caerphilly CF83 3HX
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Web site: http://www.sssp.co.uk