EY appoints new Partner to lead local government engagement

28 December 2022 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Louise Sunderland has joined EY as a Partner in its UK government and infrastructure consultancy practice. An experienced former senior public servant, Sunderland will help the firm’s clients deliver enhanced public services across the UK.

Rohan Malik, EY UK&I Government and Infrastructure Leader, said, “With an impressive career spanning the civil service and professional services, Louise brings a wealth of experience to our industry-leading local government advisory practice. Her expertise in coordinating large, collaborative programmes will prove vital as we continue to advise clients on how to transform public services by bringing out the best of both public and private sectors.”

EY’s government advisory practice is committed to helping local authorities and developed governments enhance public services. The organisation works to support local and devolved government across Britain, and in her new leadership role within the practice, Sunderland will use her extensive experience in supporting clients to deliver transformative projects and enhanced public services for UK communities.

Louise Sunderland, Partner, EY

Speaking on becoming EY UK&I Government and Infrastructure Partner, Sunderland commented, “I’m excited to join the team at such a pivotal time. There’s an enormous opportunity to deliver transformative services by building capability, innovating through technology and harnessing expertise. Success here will reduce the considerable pressure currently felt by local government, stimulate growth and bring positive change for communities across the country.”

As well as experience as in consulting – as a Sector Lead Local Government for Ignite Consulting over the last year – Sunderland has more than 25 years of experience working across central, local and devolved government, as well as with professional services firms. Her career has focused on delivering sustainable change across various areas of government services including, regeneration, economic development, justice, skills and devolution, as well as implementing large-scale people and technology-driven change.

This has included working across the UK with all tiers of Councils, Combined Authorities and Local Enterprise partnerships and across three of the former Regional Development Agencies. Some of her economic development work includes Manchester City regeneration, Liverpool Science Park, and London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Meanwhile, on a national level, she successfully outsourced one of the largest central government Shared Services, implemented a portfolio of productivity-focused programmes through BEIS SME support initiative Be The Business. Sunderland also spent six and a half years at the Ministry of Justice, holding a variety of senior change management and capability building roles.