Lord Bob Kerslake
Strategic Board Advisor
Bob is a strategic advisor to The PSC, bringing his extensive experience at the heart of government and his interests in education, health and housing to support our impact across public services. He sits as a crossbench life peer in the House of Lords.
Former Head of the Civil Service, Lord Kerslake was also Permanent Secretary of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) from 2010 to 2015.
Prior to his DCLG role, Lord Kerslake was the first Chief Executive of the Homes and Communities Agency, where he was responsible for promoting new and affordable housing supply; supporting the regeneration of cities, towns and neighbourhoods; improving existing housing stock, and advancing sustainability and good design.
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.
Chair of Peabody. Chair of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. President of the Local Government Association.