Cliff is a solicitor who writes constitutions for co-operative, mutual and member-based organisations. These have included the leading retail co-operatives societies, NHS Foundation Trusts, tenant and employee-owned social housing providers, and a range of other sectors including leisure services, community health, primary care, youth services, community shops, energy and probation.
He has been involved in the modernisation of co-operative and community benefit society legislation, and the development of new forms of ownership for public services.
He has undertaken governance reviews for the Co-operative Group, Post Office Limited and other organisations in the media, IT and healthcare.
He is the joint author of the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade, the high-level strategy document for the International Co-operative Alliance.