Barry Quirk started working in local government in 1977 and decided to stay (rather than pursue an academic career after completing a PhD in social and political geography) because he thought it was “much more interesting”. He has been chief executive of Lewisham Borough Council in south-east London for 13 years, what he describes as “a long time in local government terms”. He also participated in the ‘Top Leaders Forum’at Sunningdale with leaders from higher education and other sectors. Fortunately he believes that his is a “tremendous job” and his interest shines through in this conversation with Dr Lesly Huxley about the nature and challenges of leadership and management in local government and some comparisons with higher education.
|Translated title of the contribution||Leadership and local government: a life more interesting? Interview with Barry Quirk|
|Pages (from-to)||6 - 7|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||ENGAGE: The magazine of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education|
|Volume||Issue Ten: Q2 2007|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|