Aidan Rave

Principal Consultant


Aidan joined GGI in July 2022 to support our work across the public and third sectors. He brings with him a wealth of experience, having operated for over 20 years at a senior level in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

As a local politician, chief executive and advisor, Aidan has a broad and practical insight into the workings of local government, with a particular focus on the role of good governance in strategic planning, decision-making and operations. Having unusually operated as both an officer and an elected member, he recognises the critical importance of effective working relationships at the heart of high-performing organisations.

Aidan’s other experiences include being a corporate-level director of two national charities, a senior consultant in both boutique and global consulting environments, and a founder of both domestic and international businesses. He has also held several high profile non-executive positions including the Regional Development Agency Yorkshire Forward and the Improvement & Development Agency for Local Government.

Most recently, Aidan played a key role in the national efforts to contain Covid-19, operating at regional level in London, the South East and East of England to support local systems in providing the infrastructure necessary to support community safety. He is currently a non-executive director of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire West (BOB) integrated care board.

Aidan holds a degree in Social Sciences, a masters in Human Resources Management and an MBA. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Outside work, he is an enthusiastic cook and keen cyclist.