Policy People is a series of interviews with key figures across the international public service landscape.
In this volume, Ann Limb reflects on a remarkable forty-year career spanning multiple sectors. A former college principal, senior civil servant, political adviser and Local Enterprise Partnership leader, Dr Limb has since 2015 served as the first female chair of The Scout Association – one of several non-executive roles she continues to hold three decades after being appointed to her first public service leadership post.
Named in 2019 as the most influential LGBTQ+ role model in the public sector, Dr Limb speaks openly about the challenges of leadership in the modern world, and the place of values and inclusion in modern public life. In wide-ranging interviews, she considers the future of the education sector, the nature of social mobility, and the challenges facing twenty-first century, post-Covid Britain. This Policy People volume promises to hold great interest for students and researchers, public and civil servants, politicians, educators, and all those with an interest in public services today.