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Michael Lockwood

Director General
Independent Office for Police Conduct - IOPC (Confirmed)

Before joining us, Michael was Chief Executive of the London Borough of Harrow becoming the first District Chief Executive to make the jump straight to Chief Executive of a London Borough. While Michael was at the helm of Harrow Council, it made vast improvements in performance and financial position. This was recognised when Harrow won the ‘Best Achieving Council of the Year’ award at the MJ Awards. Before this, Michael was Chief Executive of Elmbridge Borough Council for eight years. He left Elmbridge as an ‘excellent’ graded council (in the top five in the country), having been voted the best place to live in England. Michael has also worked at the Local Government Association (LGA) as Executive Director for Local Government Finance and Policy. He led a team of specialists, advising the LGA Executive and lobbying central Government on a wide range of local government finance and policy issues. A qualified CIPFA accountant with a background in audit and a wealth of experience across public and private sectors, Michael has worked in central Government at the National Audit Office and in the private sector at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has over 15 years senior level and Chief Executive experience in a number of roles within local government across the country.

  • Setting the focus on prevention and learning; approach to independence; stakeholder and community engagement; as well as plans to address timeliness of investigations whilst at the same time ensuring quality
  • Deaths in custody: looking across the system to identify all of the interfaces/ hand off points that contribute to delays in investigations