Kath O'Dwyer

  • Forging a top team in the middle of a crisis

    08 April 2021

    Recruited during the pandemic, St Helens MBC’s new senior management have only physically met once. But they have created a high performing top team that’s now working hard on reset and recovery. Kath O’Dwyer highlights what has been achieved so far.


  • Don’t short-change our children now

    05 August 2020

    Kath O’Dwyer says getting a long-term sustainable funding settlement for local government as a whole – not just for children’s services – is crucial if we are to overcome the worst impacts of the crisis


  • Working for a Brighter Future

    13 November 2018

    Kath O’Dwyer reveals how an LGA review of Cheshire East Council’s organisational culture has been used as a springboard to improving the skills and experience of the workforce as well as encouraging employee retention


  • The rewards of new approaches to training

    01 August 2018

    Kath O’Dwyer reflects on how a dedicated approach to training and staff welfare is reaping dividends for the organisation in relation to both the recruitment and retention of staff.