Wednesday, 10 June, 2020
SallyAnn specialises in improving policy, strategy and governance outcomes whilst building leadership capacity in national government, local authorities, housing associations, the National Health Service and universities. She is a Director at the Good Governance Institute (GGI), a UK public sector consultancy and research institute.
Her projects, and her social research, rely on strong qualitative and quantitative analysis. She works collaboratively with a range of state and local governments to improve infrastructure, disability, education and economic outcomes for communities. She has expertise in evaluating a range of public and private environmental sustainability initiatives, including use of detailed scenario planning, alternative financial models and socio-economic analysis.
SallyAnn is currently a senior lead on the National Commission on the future of governance in the UK public sector. She co-authored Modern governance in the public sector and is specifically investigating the most productive ways for citizens to contribute to the future of the public sector. That work is addressing implications of activist, active and passive citizens in the future of governance. This research has a strong place-based focus and examines the role that public participation can play in local decision making.
Much of SallyAnn’s work in Australia has involved service delivery in regional and remote strategic areas (such as regional NSW, northern Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia). Her most valuable contributions to place-making include reports: the National Disability Insurance Agency’s How local governments can increase the social and economic participation of people with disability; the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Building social cohesion in our communities – An online resource for local government;and the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government’s Service Delivery Review: A how to manual for local government.
SallyAnn has a Masters in Geography from the University of Oxford and a Master of Sustainable Management with Distinction from the University of Sydney. She is also a Chartered Accountant, is a member of the Finance and Governance Committee at the Australian Himalayan Foundation and is a past trustee of andChair of the Community Consultative Committee at the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust in Sydney.