Valuing Political Leadership: a debate & publication launch
7 March, 2003

Thursday 13 March 2003, 6.00pm for 6.30pm start
Central London

‘Valuing Political Leadership’

While quality political leadership has a major impact on the effectiveness of local government, both as service provider and community leader, current practice pays it limited attention.

In partnership with Veredus Executive Resourcing and The MJ, NLGN has consulted local government leaders, Chief Executives and other stakeholders to create ‘Valuing Political Leadership’ – a ‘recruitment pack’ illustrating the key competencies, skills and experience required for council leadership. Endorsed by Rt. Hon. Nick Raynsford MP, Minister of State for Local Government, the pack aims to stimulate debate about how to attract, motivate and develop local government’s future leaders.


Cllr Simon Milton Leader, LB Westminster

Cllr Sally Powell Deputy Leader, LB Hammersmith & Fulham

Hamish Davidson Chairman, Veredus Executive Resourcing

Dan Corry Executive Director, NLGN

Chair: Mike Burton Editor, The MJ


All media enquiries to Ian Parker – 020 7357 0116 /

Notes for Editors:
NLGN is an independent think-tank, seeking to transform public services, revitalise local political leadership and empower local communities.

Veredus Executive Resourcing is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading executive resourcing firms, not only the established market leader in senior recruitment advice to the public sector but also a fast growing private sector practice.