Claire Kennedy

Claire Kennedy

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Claire Kennedy is co-founder and Managing Partner of PPL (www.ppl.org.uk), a management consultancy dedicated to improving outcomes in health and care, and a member of Social Enterprise UK.

She also sits on the boards of the New Local Government Network and the UK Management Consultancies Association (MCA), and is Vice President of the MCA.

Prior to joining the public sector, Claire was a political consultant and communications expert, co-authoring reports with think tanks such as SustainAbility on emerging global trends; and advising clients including Amnesty International on national-level policy development.

Claire is a former Head of Strategic Transformation who has been working at the heart of the public sector improvement agenda since 2002. She has extensive experience of managing complex change projects across multiple service areas, and delivering benefits for service users and staff. She has also designed and implemented culture change programmes, and is an expert in managing and developing people. She is particularly skilled at bringing teams of people together to deliver a shared vision for the future, and is extremely adept at working with stakeholders at all levels of organisations, and in complex, networked structures.

At PPL, Claire’s role involves providing strategic development and insight into the implementation of complex policy initiatives across the public sector. Her particular focus is on linking strategic objectives and outcomes to everyday delivery, and the management techniques required to develop effective teams, and to enable them to maximise their performance.

Claire’s current programme of work involves working with local areas moving towards the implementation of integrated service delivery. Her particular skill is in enabling leaders to connect across a system in a way that is authentic, and that creates strong practical working relationships at all levels.

Claire holds degrees from the University of Oxford, King’s College London and the University of Warwick. In addition to her academic background in organisational change, Claire has trained as a coach and is a Fellow of the RSA.

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