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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.

Successful Transformation through Leadership Assessment – Are your managers equipped to lead sustained improvement?

Siobhan Farlow, Government Lead at Odgers Interim, reflects on a very successful leadership assessment she conducted at a large County Council, which helped transform their entire Children’s Services department

Top 5 Leadership Skills in Local Government for a bright post-pandemic future

Jes Ladva, Partner and Head of our Government Practice, reflects on the challenges for Local and Central Government during the past 18 months, to highlight the top five leadership skills he has observed from Government executives that will help future leaders to ensure their organisations thrive in a brighter future.

Zero-Carbon Footprint in Social Housing: Towards a hopeful tomorrow

Suresh Lal, Partner of our Housing Practice, is hopeful that the future of Social Housing is predominantly green. This month, he looks at the current status of zero-carbon footprint in the Housing sector, and explains what trends we are seeing as teams increase their zero-carbon footprint moving forward

Leadership skills for Directors of Adult Social Services in a post-pandemic economy

Last month, Nik Shah, Consultant in our Government Practice, and Jes Ladva, Partner of our Government Practice, where joined in a Roundtable discussion by Liz Bruce, Director of Adult Social Care & Public Health at Richmond & Wandsworth Councils to learn from Liz’s leadership experience and establish the required skills for future local government leaders

Case study: NHS test and trace

​​​​​​​Jes Ladva, Head of our Government Practice, discusses his recent set of appointments for the NHS test and trace programme

How to unravel the complications in social care leadership

​​​​​​​Nik Shah, Adult’s and Children’s Social Care Consultant at Odgers Interim, discusses the current recruitment and resourcing issues at a senior leadership level in social care, and offers novel solutions for solving the problems

Jes Ladva comments in Information Age: Tech companies’ role in local authorities response to Covid-19

Local authorities are responding to difficulties caused by Covid-19 and faced by the public by focusing on tech-based solutions

So you want to be the chief executive of a local authority? Here are five things you need to know

​​​​​​​Jes Ladva, Partner and Head of the Government Practice at Odgers Interim, talks to Dawn Baxendale, former CEO of Birmingham City Council, about what it takes to become the chief executive of a local authority

Local authorities: are you thinking about the IR35 opportunity?

Jes Ladva, Head of our Government Practice, explains why the roll out of IR35 in the private sector will make local government attractive to independent talent

Becoming the Chief Executive of a local authority

Jes Ladva, the Head of Odgers Interim's Government Practice looks at the current landscape for chief executives in local authorities and explains how aspiring leaders can step up into the role.

Presenter: Grant Speed,...

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