FDA President to help shape The Guardian’s public sector coverage

January 15, 2018
FDA President Gareth Hills has been appointed to the editorial advisory board of The Guardian's Public Leaders Network, and is set to play a key role in helping to shape the network’s coverage of the public sector over the next year.

The Public Leaders Network is The Guardian's dedicated section for public servants, reporting on and analysing the challenges they face right across central and local government, health and social care, and the voluntary and housing sectors.
Each year The Guardian selects a range of leaders from the public sector to help inform the network’s coverage and provide its writers with expert insight.
Commenting on his appointment, Gareth – who is also a long-serving HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) official – said:
“I’m delighted to have been selected to serve on The Guardian Public Leaders Network 2018 Editorial Advisory Board – and not just because I’ve been a loyal and avid Guardian reader for over 25 years!
“As a senior leader with over 30 years’ experience of working in a number of positions in HMRC, from roles in tax compliance to policy and management, I aim to offer a ‘frontline’ view of public leadership.
“My union background and experience – from local activist to having been President of the Association of Revenue and Customs and currently FDA President – means I can also bring a wider workforce perspective to editorial table discussions.
“2018 promises to be another challenging year for all public services and all public servants, and I hope to use this role to shape debates on public leadership in a way that helps all FDA members, whether on the frontline or closer to Whitehall.”
Gareth recently told MPs on the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) about the unique challenges civil servants are now facing as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union. You can read more about his appearance at PACAC here. You can read the full Guardian Public Leaders editorial advisory board announcement here.