England & Wales Press Releases

LGiU announces appointment of new Chief Executive

The LGiU is pleased to announce that Dr Jonathan Carr-West has been appointed as the new Chief Executive.

Dr Carr-West has been Director of Policy at LGiU and previously worked as Director in the LGiU’s Centre for Local Democracy. Prior to this, he worked as Deputy Programme Director at the RSA.

Chair of the LGiU Board, Cllr Dave Wilcox commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Dr Jonathan Carr-West as Chief Executive of LGiU. We had an outstanding range of candidates, but Jonathan emerged as the best candidate.”

“We feel that Jonathan has the vision to lead an organisation which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary of supporting councils through its membership offer and its charitable mission to promote local democracy.”

“I congratulate Jonathan and look forward to a great period of creativity at the LGiU in its continued mission to support innovation in local government.”




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About LGiU

The LGiU is an award winning think tank and membership organisation. Our mission is to strengthen local democracy to put citizens in control of their own lives, communities and local services.

Our team of policy experts and other staff provides practical policy advice, learning and development programmes, events and conferences, consultancy and other resources to our members and other organisations.