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About me

I am a partner at Public Digital, helping governments, businesses and other organisations with digital transformation and institutional reform. I’m a regular columnist for Civil Service World, and have written for The Guardian, New European, Spectator and Nature, among others. I’ve also authored research reports for the Inter-American Development Bank.

In 2018, I published a couple of books - Bluffocracy and Digital Transformation At Scale.

I worked in the UK civil service for several years, spending time in 5 government departments, covering digital, energy, health, climate change and business. I was appointed as a senior civil servant at 27, which was reckless of them. 

While at the Government Digital Service, I spent most of my time working on strategy, product management, governance and other forms of bureaucratic tradecraft. I led the team that delivered the first government digital service standard and design manual, set up the Technology Leaders network and wrote the Digital Efficiency Report. Outside GDS, I ran a government review into applications of the Internet of Things, commissioned from Government's Chief Scientific Advisor by the UK Prime Minister in 2014.

I graduated from Oxford University in 2006 with a first in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. I was Vice Chair of Haringey's Alternative Provision service from 2015 - 2018.  

Image credit: @creafarrar, One Team Gov, June 2017