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We are delighted to announce that Professor Richard Kerley is joining MainStreet as a non-executive Director from 1st September, 2015.

As well as supporting us with direction-setting and performance management for the business, Richard brings many years of academic research and hands-on consultancy experience in the public sector which will be of real value to our clients, our staff and partners. We look forward to working with him.

Professor Kerley said:

I am delighted to be working with the team from MainStreet and  to be helping them grow the organisation.  

I have observed them over time, and seen how well they can advise and assist organisations facing new and often tough challenges.

I am confident they can develop and expand their range of work with existing clients and gain new clients and I look forward to being involved in these processes.”

Richard Kerley is Professor of Management at Queen Margaret University, with a specific interest in public service management. He was previously at the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Local Authorities Management Centre, University of Strathclyde . He has also been a visiting scholar at Yale University.

Before entering academic life, Richard worked in advertising, hospitality and in prison education. He also worked for four different councils, in adult education and then latterly in staff and management development. He is currently Chair of the Centre for Scottish Public Policy (CSPP); a board member of the National Library of Scotland Foundation  and the Edinburgh Mela.

Richard is the author of various books, research papers, academic journals and numerous articles in the quality print media. His most recent publications include a book chapter on performance in public services and Outcome Agreements in local government. He chaired the Scottish Executive Working Party on Renewing Local Democracy, which was legislated for in June 2004 as the Local Governance Act. He was recently the academic advisor to the CoSLA ‘Strengthening Local Democracy’  Commission.

He has carried out research projects supported by various organisations and is currently working on a research project for The Local Government Boundary Commission Scotland

He has been engaged in consultancy projects for central government; local governments; government agencies; voluntary organisations and trading companies in property development; retail and the law.

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