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VWV Enhances Public Sector Offering with New Consultant

on Monday, 06 February 2023.

We have welcomed a new Consultant in our Public Sector team, based in Bristol.

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Lisa Kirkman
joins after previously working at two ambitious Hampshire authorities with a focus on governance reviews and investigations, however small or large.

Having most recently been Strategic Director at Winchester City Council she also brings unique insight having led teams beyond the legal sphere in areas such as audit, finance, procurement and contract management, policy, emergency planning and business continuity, communications, democratic services, elections, IT and HR.

Commenting on her arrival, Lisa said:

 "I'm delighted to be joining VWV's Public Sector team. The internal workings of a council and decision making processes are complex and politics challenging. I can understand quickly, cut through these issues and add value. I am confident the services I can offer, combined with the public sector expertise of VWV, will improve outcomes  to new and existing clients alike."

Lisa trained and qualified at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, spending a further 17 years working her way up to Head of Law & Governance and Monitoring Officer before moving to Winchester City Council.

Head of VWV's Public Sector team, Allison Cook said:

"We are delighted to welcome Lisa to the team. Her appointment will strengthen our offering as an established public sector practice to ensure consistency of delivery and excellence to our local and central government clients."

VWV's national practice provides a one-stop full service for central and local government and emergency services on all areas including specialist teams advising on the full range of issues impacting on the Public Sector, for example state aid, election law, member standards and constitutional and governance issues.

VWV act for well over 50 public bodies nationally and act for a large number of public bodies local to Bristol and the South West. The team work collaboratively with its clients on a whole range of complex and innovative issues and are recognised as sector leaders.