Local Government Consulting Transformation Devolution
Local Government Consulting Transformation Devolution

About Carl Brooks

Founder and managing director of Carl Brooks Consulting.  Passionate about public services and specialist in UK local government.

Currently working as an independent strategic advisor, consultant and critical friend for public services and with private and third sector clients to help them get the most out of their relationships with public sector bodies. 

Having worked in local authorities through the 1980s and 1990s, joined the Audit Commission in 2001.  Specialising in front-line service inspection and latterly in corporate governance, this experience provided a proving ground for developing management consultancy skills.


Joined Tribal Local Government Consulting in 2004 and then Capita Consulting in 2011, leading the Local Government Market Team.  Has worked with over 60 local government clients as well as in housing, health and central government.


Equally at home engaging with senior politicians and chief executives, or helping service professionals tackle their most difficult problems.  MBA, experienced PRINCE 2 project manager and accredited MSP.

Recent posts

The Art of Translation: a manifesto for place-based leadership more ...


Beyond collaborative leadership more ...


A tribute to Returning Officers and a gentle challenge to the voting system more ...


The most important investment is the one you make in yourself  more ...


A safe space and focused facilitation to think transformation thoughts more ...


Re-imagining political governance in Wales more ...


The role of the corporate centre in avoiding diminishing returns: what local councils can learn from the collapse of great civilisations  more ...








  • Digital innovation

  • Organisational and service transformation

  • Alternative delivery models

  • Partnership working

  • Shared services

  • Public sector regulation

  • Value for Money and Use of Resources



  • Organisational strategy and design
  • Business case development
  • Contracts
  • Service / best value reviews
  • Efficiencies
  • Performance frameworks
  • Business process improvement

Contact:              e: carl-brooks@btconnect.com               m: (+44) 7717 438862               twitter: @carlbrooks191

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