Sir Bob Kerslake


Sir Bob Kerslake became Permanent Secretary for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) on 1 November 2010. He was also Head of the Civil Service from January 2012 to September 2014.

Sir Bob started his career in local government with the Greater London Council handling transport finance. His previous roles include:

  • Chief Executive of the Homes and Communities Agency, the national housing and regeneration agency for England
  • Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council, the fourth largest in England
  • London Borough of Hounslow as director of finance and a further 7 years as chief executive
  • a post at the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA)

Sir Bob has also been a non-executive board member at DCLG and was a member of both the Equalities Review Panel and the National Employment Panel.

Previous roles in government

  • Head of the Civil Service
  • Permanent Secretary