Forid has over 15 years' experience leading and managing change in large public service organisations Forid has led whole organisation service improvement and business transformation programmes in Local Government in the UK and Australia. Forid specialises in managing change in complex political environments, delivering cashable efficiency savings and improving service performance.
Forid is an expert in organisational governance and leadership, and has led reform in public services in the UK and Australia. As a consultant, Forid has developed and delivered numerous transformation programmes for clients in England, Wales and in Australia. As a senior manager, he has delivered multi-million pound savings in both back office and customer facing services at Manchester City Council and Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council. At the Cabinet Office, Forid developed national policy on choice and personalisation in Local Government services. Previously, his work in performance management has been published as national best practice by the Audit Commission and the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA). He has also worked with numerous Government Departments in the development of Local Strategic Partnerships, Local Area Agreements, and many other policy initiatives often leading national pilots.
Throughout his career, Forid has worked closely with organisational leaders in Local Government, health, Police, regional organisations, Executive Agencies and non-departmental public bodies. Highly developed persuasion and negotiation skills have helped him build a reputation for delivering difficult tasks in challenging timescales.
Forid believes passionately about high performing public services delivering best value and changing people's lives for the better. He was previously a Non-Executive Area Board Member with Sheffield Homes; the largest ALMO in the country. He was also a Governor and Vice Chair of a primary school helping it to rank in the top 5% and 3% of primary schools nationally for CVA performance.
When not working, Forid spends most of his time running after two lively children. Luckily, Forid lives in Sheffield which has lots of open space to enjoy. Forid also has a keen interest in photography and film making.