Prof Ted Cantle

Coventry University

Ted established the Institute of Community Cohesion (iCoCo) in 2005 and holds the post of Executive Chair. In over 30 years in public service, Ted has held a wide range of senior positions at a local level and has served on a number of national bodies focussing, in particular, on urban regeneration and key social and economic problems. Ted was the Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council between 1990 and 2001. In August 2001, Ted was appointed by the Home Secretary to chair the Community Cohesion Review Team and to lead the review on the causes of the summer disturbances in a number of northern towns and cities. The ‘Cantle Report’, produced in 2001, made around 70 recommendations. The concept of ‘community cohesion’ was subsequently adopted by the Government and Ted was asked to chair the Panel which advised Ministers on implementation. He is presently Associate Director at the IDeA and a member of the Board of the Environment Agency for England and Wales. Ted has contributed over 200 articles and publications on a wide range of subjects including ‘social capital’, ‘race and housing’, and ‘community cohesion’ – which is the subject of his book: Community Cohesion: A New Framework for Race and Diversity. He was awarded the CBE in 2004.

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