Roy Millard manages the South East Strategic Partnership for Migration which is a highly regarded professional body that supports local authorities, public sector and private sector organisations in the region to understand and respond to the challenges and opportunities of international migration.
The South East of England has the largest population (8.9m) of English regions and the most local authorities (74) covering 7 Counties; it is a complex and diverse region and is a global gateway to the UK by sea, rail and air.
Roy has held this role since 2010 and is currently overseeing a number of high profile initiatives including coordinating the SE role in developing and delivering high profile programmes in the region including the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme and the National Transfer Scheme for Unaccompanied Migrant Children.
Previous work has included identifying barriers to take up of Assisted Voluntary Returns for Appeal Rights Exhausted Care Leavers, supporting asylum dispersal, and producing effective information and support for local authorities to support their duties in detecting and reporting modern slavery.
Roy currently chairs the national No Recourse to Public Funds Network and sits on the Association of Directors of Children’s Services Asylum Task Force.
Before this role was a senior manager in the voluntary sector for 10 years where among other achievements he oversaw the development of the UKs first Induction Centres.