Clive Mitchell is Head of Operations at Involve. He was previously a Programme Manager and before that Involve’s Associate Local Government Advisor. He has 30 years experience of working in and with local authorities, starting out many years ago as an Environmental Health Officer in London. He joined the Audit Commission in 2001, where he was regional lead for the Commission’s work on democratic renewal and public sector partnership working.

Clive wrote his Master’s thesis on public participation in local authority decision making in 2003, based on original research across English local authorities.