Lord Bob Kerslake

President of the Local Government Association

Lord Kerslake very sadly passed away on 1 July 2023. He was considered “a dedicated champion of the homelessness sector” and his death will be felt across the many people and organisations he led and inspired.

Lord Kerslake was Chair of Peabody, Chair of Be First (Barking and Dagenham Council’s regeneration company), Chair of Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation, Chair of the London Collective Investment Vehicle (London CIV), Chair of Sheffield Theatres, Chair of Sheffield Hallam University, Chair of the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS), Chair of the New Economics Foundation and President of the Local Government Association (LGA).

In addition to this, he chaired the UK2070 Commission, an independent inquiry into city and regional inequalities in the UK. Prior to these roles, Lord Kerslake was Head of the Civil Service, Permanent Secretary of DCLG and served as Chief Executive for Sheffield City Council and the London Borough of Hounslow.