Diversity and inclusion are a key part of the discussion about how to run effective public services.
The Cabinet Office’s ‘Declaration on Government Reform’ reinforced the need for the civil service to draw on a more diverse range of experiences, skills and backgrounds, and set the standard for inclusive workplaces where people achieve their full potential. The new prime minister will need to make decisions about the government’s approach to managing diversity and inclusion in the public sector.
Such key decisions will be: How can current leaders create public sector workforces that reflect wider society? How can organisations support diverse groups of future public sector leaders and how can diverse public sector institutions deliver more inclusive policies and services?
This panel event will draw on insights from the three previous private roundtables in the IfG and PwC’s Future Leaders Series. This series has brought together a mix of current and future public sector leaders to consider how the public sector can best reflect and serve society in a more inclusive way.
On our panel to discuss these questions will be:
- Paul Cleal, Adviser and non-executive board member for the Premier League, Guy’s & Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and the Metropolitan Police
- Cllr Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council and Chair of the Leaders’ Committee of London Councils
- Rupert McNeil, former Government Chief People Officer
- Ming Tang, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at NHS England
- Bernadette Thompson, Associate Director of Inclusion at Barts Health NHS Trust and former Deputy Director for Inclusion, Wellbeing and Employee Engagement at DLUHC
The event will be chaired by Alex Thomas, Programme Director at the Institute for Government.
We would like to thank PwC for kindly supporting this event as part of their Future of Government research programme.