Cynthia is now working independently as an Associate for SI. She is a very experienced consultant and analyst. She uses her expertise to develop and influence strategies, undertake diagnostic reviews, evaluate programmes and support self- evaluation, and facilitate conversations and collaborations. She enjoys working with Clients on challenging issues in a range of settings from the interface of political and managerial leadership to community based work.
Cynthia has over 30 years’ experience of working in and with Local Councils. She was Group Director, Culture Community and Economic Development at the London Borough of Havering for 13 years and Director of Best Practice at the Improvement and Development Agency.
The Milton Keynes 2050 Commission produced an exciting vision for inclusive growth for the city which was adopted by the Council. The key projects, including a new University, are being progressed. Cynthia worked closely with the Council and the Commission, oversaw seven of its research papers and drafted its report. She has also undertaken evaluations of national programmes for the Local Government Association, worked for Public Health England and the Construction Industries Training Board on capacity building initiatives, and has developed strategies for local authorities in areas including mental health, community engagement, economic development, libraries and events. Cynthia’s work for Charities includes evaluating the Care Home Challenge programme for Comic Relief and research and evaluation to support the improvement of information services for Marie Curie.