Geoffrey Filkin

David Geoffrey Nigel Filkin, Baron Filkin CBE (born 1 July 1944) is a British Labour politician. Filkin was educated at King Edward VI Five Ways School, Birmingham, and Clare College, Cambridge, where he read history.[4] His early career was as a Director of Housing and then Chief Executive in Local Government. He was Chief Executive of the Association of District Councils, representing local authorities to government, promoting the foundation of the Local Government Association and creating Best Value, the policy for sourcing in local government. Later he was a policy analyst and writer, contributing to the development of Labour’s policies for local and regional government. In 2000 he led the Prime Minister's Review of local government and subsequently was a government minister for four years. He founded the Public Services Research Group which published Public Matters, a critical review of Labour’s public service reforms and in 2008 he founded and chaired the charity, 2020 Public Services Trust. Its Commission into Public Services in 2020 reported in 2010. He led the report, Commissioning for Outcomes, proposing and explaining the policy of paying for results. He was made an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply. He founded the Parliament Choir in 2000, chaired the Committee on Statutory Instruments from 2005–10 and proposed and then chaired the Lords Select Committee on Public Services and Demographic Change. Its report, Ready for Ageing? was published in March 2013. Geoffrey Filkin was Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Public Service and Democratic Change which published a report on "Ready for Ageing?".