Matthew Hamilton, Director

Matthew Hamilton joined the DCN in July 2016.

Matthew spent over 10 years at the Department of Health, where he worked directly with Ministers in the Private Offices of John Hutton and Lord Crisp. Matthew has also led the team that took a Bill through Parliament creating the Care Quality Commission, headed up the team that created the NHS Constitution and was the policy lead for the Prime Ministers Commission on nursing and midwifery which published a groundbreaking report on the future of nursing and midwifery.

Since leaving the Department of Health, Matthew has provided the executive leadership for the Councils of Deans of Health, a membership organisation of over 85 Universities delivering health education and research. Matthew has also worked at for the Royal College of Nursing where he has provided advice and  leadership on European and international issues

Tel: 0207 664 3049

Theo Naidoo, Policy and Support Officer

Theo Naidoo is a politics graduate with past experience in national charities and local government. He is looking forward to helping District Councils gain greater recognition at the national level.

Tel: 0207 664 3048

Greg Burns, Senior Media & Communications Adviser for the DCN

Greg became adviser to the DCN in 2017 and will work at promoting the profile and aims of the district councils in that capacity.

Tel: 0207 664 3375