The CCN has six full time members of staff located at Local Government House in Westminster.
0207 664 3002
Simon is the Director of CCN, responsible for leadership of the organisation, business management and all aspects of CCN’s membership. Simon has led the transformation of CCN into an influential and respected network which advocates innovative policy solutions on the challenges facing local government and the wider public sector.
0207 664 3009
James is responsible for the delivery of CCN’s full portfolio of policy and research aimed at influencing government on behalf of our member councils and supporting the delivery of effective and efficient local services. James also oversees CCN’s communications, parliamentary, Whitehall and public affairs engagement work.
0207 664 3198
Jon leads the CCN’s work on people-based areas of the network’s policy and research, overseeing our work across adults and children’s social care, alongside CCN advocacy on education. He leads the network’s work on health and social care reform and integration. Jon joined the CCN team in early 2019 having previously been an assistant director at children’s charity Barnardo’s and specialising in children’s advocacy over a number of years prior.
0207 664 3006
Peter leads on the CCN’s place-based policy areas and research. His remit includes leading work on economic growth, housing, spatial planning, and infrastructure.
0207 664 3037
James leads on CCN’s policy development and research on business rates and fair funding, skills, social mobility, and devolution, as well as leading the network’s public affairs engagement work.
0207 664 3018
Ian is responsible for CCNs communications, marketing, and public affairs support. In his role, Ian leads both external and internal communications, including press releases, media relationships, newsletters, and articles. He acts as the first port of call for journalists.
020 7664 3102
Ellie supports CCN’s policy and advocacy work as a member of the network’s policy team, providing dedicated research and support. She joined the network at the end of 2019 on a secondment from Cornwall Council where she worked on devolution, climate change and future policy development.