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Ted Cantle CBE

 Ted Cantle CBE
Ted Cantle Chair COMMUNITY COHESION INSTITUTE and Associate Director IDeA

In over 30 years in public service, Ted has held a wide range of senior positions at national and local level focussing, in particular, on urban regeneration and key social and economic problems.

In August 2001, Ted Cantle was appointed by the Home Secretary to Chair the Community Cohesion Review Team and to lead the review the causes of the summer disturbances in a number of northern towns and cities. The Report –known as ‘the Cantle Report’ was produced in December 2001 and made around 70 recommendations. The concept of ‘community cohesion’ was subsequently adopted by the Government and Mr. Cantle was asked to chair the Panel which advised Ministers on implementation.

Prior to this, Mr. Cantle was the Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council between 1990 and 2001.He was Director of Housing in Leicester City Council (1988 to 1990) and in Wakefield MDC (1979 to 1983) and was Under Secretary at the AMA (1983 to 1988) and has also worked for Manchester City Council.

He is now Professor at the Institute of Community Cohesion (iCoCo), which is supported by four Midlands Universities and a range of other partners and is presently compiling good practice, providing guidance and conducting research, sponsored by governmental and non-governmental departments and agencies. Ted Cantle is also Associate Director at the IDeA. He is also a member of the Board of the Environment Agency for England and Wales and a member of the Sport England East Midlands Regional Board.

He was awarded the CBE in 2004

Source: Ted Cantle Nov 2007


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