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John Tizard

Strategic adviser and commentator

John Tizard is a strategic advisor and commentator on public policy, governance, leadership and public services including commissioning, procurement and change management. John regularly advises, writes, speaks and comments on these and other issues nationally and internationally. John is driven by his commitment to social justice, fairness and equality. He as well works with organisations from the public especially local government, business, charity, wider VCSE, and trade union sectors as well as think tanks and academic institutions. John had held many charity trustee roles and is currently charity trustee of Tomorrow’s People, Villiers Park Educational Trust and Action Space, which he also chairs. He is chair of B-side CIC. John is Chair of NAVCA - the National Association for Voluntary Community Action. John has been an evaluator for the European Public Service Awards 2013, 2015 and 2o17. John was a county councillor for eighteen years until 1997. He was joint council leader council for much of this time He also has had board experience with the central government agencies, the police and the NHS. And has had senior executive roles in the business sector (Capita) and the voluntary sector (The Spastics Society/Scope). John was one of the lead founders of VODG. He is an economic and mathematics graduate of the London School of Economics; and until recently has been an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Birmingham and a Visiting Fellow at London South Bank University. He is a Fellow of the RSA. More at
Accountability Matters And Should Never Be Ducked By

Accountability Matters And Should Never Be Ducked By Leaders

In the public sector, above all others, this is very damaging for democracy and our trust in government at all levels. Effective accountability can strengthen such trust, as it can in every sector. Leaders have a duty of care in this regard. Let them more consistently honour this duty.
05/07/2017 11:51 BST
Memo To New Minister For Civil

Memo To New Minister For Civil Society

The Prime Minister has appointed John Glen as the new Minister for Civil Society. This a very important role though it has not always had the recognition nor political clout it should have. One hopes that this will change under Mr. Glen's tenure.
14/06/2017 12:02 BST
Charities Should Pick Up The House Of Lords'

Charities Should Pick Up The House Of Lords' Baton

The House of Lords Select report entitled "Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society", which was published earlier this week, provides a huge opportunity for the charity and voluntary and community sector (VCS).
31/03/2017 11:36 BST