Lord Kerslake is Chair of Peabody, London Collective Investment Vehicle and the Centre for Public Scrutiny. He is also 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. He chaired the UPP Foundation’s Civic University Commission, a major independent inquiry in 2018/19 into the future of the civic university. A former Head of the Civil Service, he led the Department for Communities and Local Government from 2010 to 2015. Prior to this, he was the first Chief Executive of the Homes and Communities Agency. Before joining the Civil Service, he received a knighthood for his services to local government, spending eight years serving the London Borough of Hounslow and 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.