Roger Hampson has been chief executive of the London Borough of Redbridge since 2000. Redbridge has a strong reputation for web-based innovation in service-delivery, engagement of citizens, and the publication of data. He was a Director of Social Services for many years, and also ran other council departments in parallel. He pioneered innovations in the mixed economy of social care. Until 1986 he was an academic economist of social policy, latterly a Research Fellow at the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the University of Kent. PSSRU was and remains the world leader in the promotion of efficiency in social and health care by the rigorous analysis of data. He is a member of the Local Public Data Panel. He has published on plain language; the economics of political advertising; community care; social services; and reasoning in public life.
Roger has been chief executive of the London Borough of Redbridge since 2000.