Following the launch of the National Leadership Centre (NLC), the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, released a statement about the initiative:

Prime Minister Boris Johnson MP, said: “I am thrilled that the National Leadership Centre is being launched to support Chief Executives across the entire public sector to be world-class leaders. The Centre is working with outstanding and exceptional leaders and visionaries who I am sure will help this government deliver truly world-leading public services.”

The National Leadership Centre is a first of its kind in supporting England’s public-sector leaders to deliver world – leading public services.

Mark Sedwill (UK Cabinet Secretary), Oliver Dowden CBE MP (Minister of State – Cabinet Office), Dame Sara Thornton CBE QPM (Chair of NLC Advisory Board) and Kristina Murrin CBE (CEO of NLC) were joined by programme delegates, board members and advisory panel at the launch of the programme.