Local Government, Social Care
Based in Leeds, Luke leads the Local Government practice in the Regions. He has worked on a broad range of appointments within Local and Central Government but has a particularly strong track record in Children's and Adult Services, at Director and Assistant Director level. He has led on the appointment of numerous Chief Executive roles in Local Government (including Cumbria County Council, Trafford Council, City of York Council and Denbighshire Council). He also led on Director of Children's services roles with Trafford, Hull, Cumbria, Doncaster and Salford and he worked closely with the Children's Workforce Development Council on their Chair and Board appointments. His key clients include Salford City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Cumbria County Council and City of York Council. Luke started his career in marketing within higher education before joining the PricewaterhouseCoopers (subsequently Veredus) Executive Search and Selection. He joined GatenbySanderson in January 2004.