Chair of the Board of Governors
Lord Kerslake is also Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee, a Member of the Remuneration Committee and a Member of the Finance and Employment Committee.
Lord Kerslake is Chair of Peabody, Chair of Be First (Barking and Dagenham Council’s regeneration company), Chair of the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS), Chair of Sheffield Culture Collective, Chair of Sheffield Theatres, Chair of the New Economics Foundation, Chair of Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC), Chair of the UK2070 Commission and President of the Local Government Association.
A former Head of the Civil Service, Lord Kerslake led the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) from November 2010, stepping down in February 2015.
Prior to his DCLG role, Lord Kerslake was the first Chief Executive of the Homes and Communities Agency, where he was responsible for promoting new and affordable housing supply; supporting the regeneration of cities, towns and neighbourhoods; improving existing housing stock, and advancing sustainability and good design.
Before joining the Civil Service, Lord Kerslake received a knighthood for his services to local government, spending eight years serving the London Borough of Hounslow and then a further 11 years leading Sheffield Council. In early 2015, he was made a life peer, taking the title Baron Kerslake, of Endcliffe in the City of Sheffield.
Period of office: June 2016 – July 2024