Daniel has over 30 years’ experience of working in local government.
Building community capacity and learning how to make sustainable long-term improvements which support people, are at the heart of Daniel’s approach.
He was previously executive director of finance and policy at the Local Government Association and chief executive of St Albans City and District Council. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Warwick Business School and contributes widely on local government policy and operational matters. At present, he is working on a range of consultancy projects which includes thinking about how to help communities to be ready for future challenges, including making it easier for people to help each other so that they only need to use formal public services when absolutely necessary.
Daniel is a senior associate fellow at the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV), contributing to thinking on local leadership and services, the wider public sector and beyond. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.