Professor Carolyn Wilkins OBE

Chair of Trustees

“I have been a supporter of the work of CLES for many years and value their focus, work and impact supporting different approaches to local economic development in ways that support local communities and places to thrive”

Carolyn has over 30 years of experience in the public sector, working at local, city-region and national level. She is currently a professor at the Birmingham Leadership Institute, University of Birmingham focused on leadership required to make progress on the most pressing contemporary challenges.  Her academic interests include leading across boundaries and the relationship between trust and control in organisations and systems.

She is a Trustee of the Kings Fund, a member of the NHS Assembly and the Chair  of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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