Meet our trainers
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 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.
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.
Cllr Duncan Enright is an opposition leader in a District 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 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.
Cllr Liz Green has been a London borough councillor for nearly 20 years and works as a trainer, coach and mentor for elected members. She has held numerous council positions in both administration and opposition, including Council Leader, leader of the opposition, and environment lead member.
Cllr Ian Kirke LLB (Hons) is a former senior police officer, academic and elected member 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.
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 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 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 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.