In this episode Jack speaks to Arthur Charvonia, Chief Executive of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils for an insightful episode focused around the idea of leadership and responsibility in local government.
Arthur talks about what attracted him firstly to law and then to local government – making a difference in people’s lives. His career in law taught him invaluable skills for this career as a leader in local government – advocating, presenting and negotiation, among others. As a leader, Arthur feels a tremendous amount of responsibility not just to his staff, but to every resident, business and visitor to his community.
Very much a people person who thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie at boarding school, he emphasises being human as a leader, using common sense and trusting people enough to take their advice at face value.