John developed and led our Innovation Exchange work, which connects people and ideas around shared social challenges.
Before joining us John was a policy advisor at the Cabinet Office. He led work on innovation at the Office of the Third Sector, and worked at the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit under the Labour Government. He managed the relationship between the Office of the Third Sector and the Department for Education and Skills so has excellent knowledge of both sectors and the interface between the two.He has also worked as a senior researcher at Demos, the independent think-tank, where he focused on policy relating to communities and public services.
John loves the way public services can generate images and stories of a better society and is passionate about supporting and championing this process.
John is a former resident and trustee of Toynbee Hall, a settlement in East London that has been a pioneer of excellent local services and centre for national social reform since 1884.