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How Government leaders can improve sustainability practices

Jes Ladva, Odgers Interim Managing Partner and Head of Practice for Local and Central Government, hosted a sustainability webinar featuring two experts with experience across both public and private sectors.

Placing talented...

Drawing inspiration from public sector problem-solving

The private sector is not alone in leading the way in innovation. Jes Ladva, Odgers Interim Managing Partner and Head of Practice for Local and Central Government, provides some examples of groundbreaking local authority work.

Co...

Life after politics can be the best of times

How to navigate a career post-politics? Jes Ladva, Odgers Interim Managing Partner and Head of Practice for Local and Central Government, on exciting opportunities for talented national and local politicians.

Former Deputy Prime...

Switching sectors and dispelling the ‘non-commercial’ myth

Jes Ladva, Odgers Interim Managing Partner and Head of Practice for Local and Central Government, on opportunities for top public sector talent to move into commercial sectors, in this case, the world of sports.

In January, I...

Hot trends for local government in a general election year

Jes Ladva, Odgers Interim Managing Partner and Head of Practice for Local and Central Government, explores six major issues facing local authorities in 2024.

As I noted towards the end of last year, local authorities are...

Bringing central government to the FTSE comparison party

Jes Ladva, Odgers Interim’s Managing Partner and Head of Practice for Local and Central Government, believes the reach and positive impact on the public of Government Departments and their leadership, is all too often downplayed...

An alternative FTSE – OLASE; why Odgers Interim has created an index comparing local authorities to listed UK companies

The scale and breadth of local government often goes unsung. Jes Ladva, Odgers Interim’s Managing Partner and Head of Practice for Local and Central Government, unveils research looking at Councils in the context of FTSE-350...

Five digital tips for local government

Jes Ladva, Managing Partner, Local and Central Government Practice, applauds the progress made by local authorities around digital investment and highlights some further issues to address.

Transformation, as we know, looms large...

Will Oflog be the Audit Commission 2.0?

Jes Ladva, Managing Partner, Local and Central Government Practice, on the creation of a new performance body for local government.

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is on the hunt for a chief executive to...

Smart wins on Sustainability: local government success stories

Councils up and down the UK are reaping impressive results from innovative and smartly implemented sustainability initiatives, says Jes Ladva, Managing Partner, Government, Financial Services and Technology.

Amid all the noise...

Becoming a NED: how to land a non-executive role

A recent webinar, hosted by Jes Ladva, Partner and Annaliese Rogers, Principal, Odgers Interim supported by Susanne Thorning-Lund, Board Practice Partner, offered insights into the role of the non-executive director (NED) and how...

Why deficits can spell danger for supply-side economics

The last time supply-side economics had such prominence in the news, Ronald Reagan was in the White House. The actor-turned-Republican-heavyweight was such a staunch believer that cutting taxes on the wealthy and deregulating...

A time to pay tribute

We have lived through a remarkable month. Surely, we will never again in our lifetimes see the accession of a new Prime Minister and a new monarch in the same week.

Whatever our political or regnal views, we can all agree that...

The Commonwealth Games: a medal-worthy effort by local government

Jes Ladva, Partner, Local and Central Government, says that Birmingham City Council deserves plaudits for its central role in delivering a hugely successful global sporting event. 

Although 6,500 international athletes and...

Local Government: The Nexus for a Bright Future

With close to two decades of experience recruiting high profile senior executive interim managers for Local and Central Government, Jes Ladva, Partner and Head of the Government Practice at Odgers Interim, reflects on the vital importance of utilising cross-sector expertise to provide unparalleled leadership across all government functions.

Odgers Interim at the 2021 LGC Awards: Proud Sponsor of the Economic Support Award

On November 4th, 2021, Odgers Interim had the pleasure to celebrate the very best of local government as a sponsor at the 25th annual LGC Awards. 

Jes Ladva, Partner and Head of the Government Practice at Odgers Interim, was...

Meet the Team – Siobhan Farlow, Government, Social Sciences & Data and Technology

In the latest instalment of our ‘Meet the Team’ series, we spoke to Siobhan Farlow, Consultant in Government, Social Services and Digital, Data and Technology, about her role and motivation, the differences across her two different sectors, and the interim roles that are in high demand.

Odgers Interim at the 2021 MJ Awards: Proud Sponsor of the Corporate Director of the Year Award

Held at the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane on Friday 17th of September 2021, the annual MJ Awards celebrate the best of Local Government.

The “Corporate Director of the Year”-Award, sponsored by Odgers Interim, recognises the incredible talent of Local Government Leaders and their outstanding commitment to their local constituencies.

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