Louise Casey CB
In July 2015, Louise was appointed by the Prime Minister to carry out a review into how we can boost opportunity and integration in the most isolated and deprived communities. The review is set in the context of the Government’s strategy on countering extremism and building more cohesive communities.
In September 2014, Louise was appointed by the Secretary of State Eric Pickles to conduct an independent inspection of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council following Professor Jay’s Inquiry into child sexual exploitation. The Report and wider recommendations were submitted to the Secretary of State in February 2015.
From 2011 to August 2015 Louise Casey was the Director General of the Troubled Families programme at the Department of Communities & Local Government. She worked to deliver the Prime Minister’s commitment to turn around the lives of 120,000 of the country’s most troubled families.
In 2009, Louise was the first independent Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses, acting to promote the interests of victims and witnesses in Whitehall, the Criminal Justice System and beyond.
In 2008, Louise was Director General in the Home Office, heading up the Neighbourhood Crime and Justice Group. Prior to that, she carried out an independent review from the Cabinet Office which took a detailed look at the public’s view on crime and how to engage them in tackling it.
In 2005, Louise was appointed as the head of the cross-government Respect Task Force which worked to tackle anti-social behaviour by getting to its causes through programmes such as parenting and intervention and support for problematic families. Before that, she was the Director of the Home Office’s Anti-social Behaviour Unit.
Louise also led the successful strategy to reduce the number of people sleeping rough and established the Homelessness Directorate in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Between 1992 and 1999, Louise was Deputy Director of Homelessness Charity Shelter and, prior to that, held a number of posts in the social welfare sector.
Louise was awarded the Companion of the Order of Bath (CB) in the Queen’s birthday honours list, 2008.