Tom Gash is an independent adviser to governments in the UK and internationally. He was part of the Institute’s initial set-up team in 2008 and was the Institute’s Director of Research from 2013-2015. Prior to joining the Institute, Tom was a senior crime policy adviser in the Strategy Unit and before that a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.
Tom contributes to a range of Institute projects in a part-time capacity, drawing on his past work on a range of topics relating to government effectiveness:
- Commissioning and government outsourcing
- Choice, competition and public service markets
- New forms of local democracy - elected mayors and police and crime commissioners.
- Improving government IT and why some government IT projects fail
- Management of arm’s length bodies
- Performance management and organisational change
Tom remains passionate about crime policy and contributes widely to debates on crime and justice issues in a personal capacity. His book on crime CRIME FICTIONS will be published with Penguin, Allen Lane in 2016. Tom is a regular commentator for national radio, print and television and speaks internationally on questions of crime policy and government effectiveness.