Barry Quirk CBE is also Chair of the UK Design Commission. From 2004 to 2009, Barry was appointed by the British Government to be the National Efficiency Champion for English local government. In 2007 he produced a landmark report for Government on the potential transfer of public assets to community groups. He is a leading local government chief executive nationally, involved in the improvement of public services across London and the UK. In 2013, he co-authored a comprehensive manifesto for the redesign of public services in Britain.