Jacqui McKinlay

Chief Executive
Centre for Governance and Scrutiny (CfGS)


Jacqui is chief executive of the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny (CfGS), a social purpose charity and consultancy, expert in all aspects of governance and scrutiny.

CfGS has a long track record in local government and champions democracy and involvement in decision-making. It provides policy and practical support to a wide range of organisations and groups, seeking to improve accountability and transparency through research, policy development, campaigning, consultancy and training.

Jacqui oversees CfGS’ work in sectors including local and national government, health, housing, membership bodies, co-operatives and the private sector. She is also a proud trustee and vice-chair of The Advocacy Project and board member of the New Local Government Network (NLGN).

Jacqui has a long career in public service, starting as a graduate trainee in the civil service. She worked in health and sport government bodies before joining local government in Staffordshire and becoming director of strategy and customer services. She joined CfGS in 2015.

Twitter: @jacquimck