Richard Kerley

Professor Richard Kerley, Queen Margaret University

Richard Kerley is honorary Professor of Management at Queen Margaret University, and Co-Chair of the Centre for Scottish Public Policy.

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. He is a visiting professor at ITM Mumbai and EASB Singapore. Before entering academic life, Richard worked in advertising; hospitality and in prison education. Richard was a councillor in the City of Edinburgh for 8 years and chaired two major committees.

In 2000 he chaired a government committee on 'Renewing Local Democracy'; the recommendations of which were legislated for in the Local Governance Act of 2004. He is currently the academic advisor to the CoSLA Strengthening Local Democracy Commission.

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