Lord Kerslake is Chair of Peabody, London Collective Investment Vehicle (London CIV), and the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS). In addition to this, he is President of the Local Government Association, Chair of Be First, a regeneration company established by Barking and Dagenham Council, Chair of Sheffield Theatres and Chair of the Board of Governors for Sheffield Hallam University.
Between mid-March 2018, up until the launch of its final report in February 2019, Lord Kerslake chaired the UPP Foundation’s Civic University Commission, a major independent inquiry into the future of the civic university.
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 this, he was the first Chief Executive of the Homes and Communities Agency.
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.