Working to make government more effective

Adrian Brown


Adrian is Executive Director of the Centre for Public Impact. He 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.

All work

22 AUG 2011 Comment

Risky business

The government is relying on the pricing and transfer of risk to improve public services but their track record on understanding risk is poor.

11 JUL 2011 Report

Open Public Services

This report sets out the most important arguments of recent proposed reforms to public services.

17 MAY 2011 Comment

Shock, chaos and public service reform

The long-delayed Public Services White Paper is apparently proving very difficult to finalise. Adrian Brown argues that we shouldn't be surprised.

01 MAR 2011 Report

System Error

This report sets out the case for a new approach to IT in the public sector, based on platform and agile.

15 FEB 2011 Comment

Banking on the Big Society

Is the Big Society a growth stock? Banks, investors and the Prime Minister seem to think so.

10 FEB 2011 Comment

Power to the people

The government's promise to "turn government on its head" is being put into practice through reforms to the NHS and other public services.