Rebuilding Legitimacy and Trust

How governments can regain trust and strengthen legitimacy with citizens


Keynote presenter

Adrian Brown

Executive Director, Centre for Public Impact


Adrian has over 15 years’ experience working on government performance and transformation in the UK and internationally. He has held a range of positions in the UK government, including stints at the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, the Strategy Unit and as a policy adviser in the Prime Minister’s Office.


What is this about?

The relationship between governments and people is at breaking point – so many voices, needed to be heard. The Centre for Public Impact spoke to citizens from around the world to find out how to improve the quality of the relationship between government and citizens – all to build the support governments need to deliver public impact.

The issues of trust in government and of citizens recognising the legitimacy of government to act on their behalf are of today’s major challenges. But Adrian Brown, Executive Director at the globally oriented Centre for Public Impact, shows that there are five emerging themes to help government engage more effectively with their citizens. Drawing on examples from Victoria, New Zealand, countries in Asia, Europe and North America, he will outline some useful strategies to make progress at a time when distrust in the public domain is very high.


Event and registration details


When: 24 May

Time: 10:15 — 12:00

Where: Karstens Conference Centre, 123 Queen St, Melbourne

Register: Please register using this  Eventbrite link

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Karstens Conference Centre, 123 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000