Jonathan Carr-West is Chief Executive of the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU)
Jonathan leads the LGiU’s policy team. Some of Jonathan’s particular interests are in participative democracy, the evolving nature of communities and behaviour change.
Before joining the LGiU, Jonathan was Deputy Programme Director at the RSA, where he also served as Acting Head of Programme. He has published on topics as diverse as cognitive and behavioural science, water provision and the politics of cultural memory. Prior to the RSA Jonathan worked for Common Purpose a charity promoting leadership in civil society. He has also worked in academia, teaching and publishing. Jonathan was educated at Oxford and University College London where he completed a doctorate on cultural identity in West Africa.