Sir David Henshaw

Sir David Henshaw

Former Chief Executive of Liverpool City Council

David Henshaw was the CEO of the City of Liverpool, United Kingdom between 1999 and 2005, and in just three years was able to transform the city from the bottom of the British performance indicator league table to near the top. It is an achievement that saw David voted one of the top UK Citizens in the category of innovator and marked him as one of the top local government leaders in the world.

It is also an achievement that was capped by Liverpool winning the title of European Capital of Culture - a great reward for a mobilized community.

In 2014 he was appointed interim Chair of Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust.

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Added 07 June 2004
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Sir David Henshaw

From Beatlemania to Community mania: An example of a revolutionary Local Government

You know that phrase of Lord Acton's "All power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely?" Powerlessness, too, corrupts absolutely. There used to be an endemic powerlessness within the administration.

That had to change.

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