Meet our trainers

About LGIU Trainers

Our trainers bring a wealth of local government experience to the table. We’re here to develop and deliver impactful training programmes for your organisation. Get to know them below and join us for an upcoming session or in our in-house programme!

Dave Burn

Dave Burn is an independent consultant with over 35 years of local government experience, specialising in governance, member development, mentoring and member/officer relations and works with a variety of authorities and public bodies.

Keith Crampton

Keith Crampton is an experienced trainer, coach and facilitator specialising in local government, private sector organisations, and charities. He brings an enthusiastic and engaging approach coupled with a focus on achieving real, actionable improvements.

Rachel Eden

Cllr Rachel Eden has been an elected member of a Unitary Authority since 2010, having served in a range of roles including the opposition, cabinet member, committee chair and is currently the Mayor.

Duncan Enright

Cllr Duncan Enright is Deputy Leader in a District Council, opposition lead on Transport at a County Council, and former mayor of his home town. With over 35 years in the publishing industry, he has experience in governance issues and management in several sectors.

Ian Fifield

Ian Fifield, Ian is a CIPFA qualified accountant with over 20 years of experience in designing and delivering financial management training for local authorities and other public service organisations.

Liz Green

Cllr Liz Green has been a London borough councillor for over 20 years and works as a trainer, facilitator, coach and mentor for elected members all over the country. She has held numerous council positions in both administration and opposition, including Council Leader and Leader of the opposition. She is currently chair of the Planning committee.

Ian Kirke

Ian Kirke LLB (Hons) is a former senior police officer, academic and ex-councillor of Bracknell Forest Council. He is keen to engage with current and ex-offenders to better understand the best ways of eliminating bulk and violent crime within the workplace.

Nigel Long

Cllr Nigel Long has been disabled since the age of 17 and has been a councillor since 1987 and has served as leader of the council for a large unitary authority and cabinet member for social care, housing and finance.

Malcolm Powers

Malcolm Powers is a former councillor and cabinet member in a Unitary Authority. He has over fifteen years experience delivering training to local government members and community campaigners. He specialises in communications at all levels and stakeholder engagement.

Miranda Smythe

Miranda Smythe has 30 years of experience helping organisations (mainly local governments) identify learning gaps and develop tailored, creative strategies to address their goals. Miranda is also involved in local community development activities and provides mental health awareness sessions for many not-for-profit organisations.

Munira Thobani

Munira Thobani has worked in senior roles on leading and managing change in a number of London local authorities. Her expertise is in equalities, social care, governance, partnership and collaborative working, policy and strategy development, performance management and community engagement.

Alan Waters

Alan has extensive experience in dealing with the practical political issues that face elected members around budgets. Alan has delivered a wide range of training and development programmes for the LGIU. He is a Member Peer with the Local Government Group and has been a trainer for the National Councillor Mentoring Programme.

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