Board of Trustees

Adrian Brown

Executive Director of the Centre for Public Impact

Adrian 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.

Larry Kamener

Chairman of the Centre for Public Impact

Larry is chairman of the Centre for Public Impact. He is known for leading work that generates tangible impact in complex, sensitive stakeholder settings. He has worked extensively across public education, justice, public health and welfare, as well as infrastructure, utilities, sustainability and ICT.

Sir Michael Barber

Co-Chairman of the Centre for Public Impact and Managing Partner of Delivery Associates

Sir Michael is a leading authority on government delivery. In 2001, he founded the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit (PMDU) in No10 Downing Street, which he ran until 2005. In this role he was responsible for ensuring delivery of the government's domestic policy priorities. He is also Managing Partner of Delivery Associates.

Miki Tsusaka

Senior Partner and Managing Director, Chief Marketing Officer, The Boston Consulting Group

Miki is a Senior Partner and Managing Director in the Tokyo office of The Boston Consulting Group, and a member of the Executive Committee. She has also served as Global Leader of the Marketing and Sales Practice.

Thomas Reichert

Chairman of Global Practices and Global Leader Digital and Analytics at The Boston Consulting Group

Thomas Reichert is the Chairman of North America and a Senior Partner and Managing Director in the New York office of The Boston Consulting Group. He has served as Regional Chairman since January 2013. In his role, he oversees BCG's operations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and also chairs the board of BCG Digital Ventures, an innovation, product development, and commercialisation business that partners with clients to rapidly create and advance digital products and platforms.

Knut Haanaes

Professor of Strategy and International Management, IMD Business School

Knut Haanaes is Professor of Strategy and International Management at IMD in Lausanne. Knut is formerly a Senior Partner and Managing Director in the Geneva office of The Boston Consulting Group. Before joining BCG, Knut was Executive Director of The Research Council of Norway and held research positions at the Norwegian Business School and Stanford University.

Wendy Woods

Global Social Impact Leader, The Boston Consulting Group

Wendy leads The Boston Consulting Group's Social Impact Practice. In this role she is responsible for our work in Global Health and Development, Education and the Environment. She has also presented a TED talk on Collective Cooperation in the Social Sector as part of a series of talks curated by TED and BCG.

Vincent Chin

Global Public Sector Leader, The Boston Consulting Group

Vincent is Global Leader of the Public Sector Practice at The Boston Consulting Group. He specialises in innovation and has helped design and build breakthough joint ventures, new low-cost models, and digital programmes. Vincent also sits on the board of several not-for-profit organisations in Singapore and Malaysia.

Hans-Paul Buerkner

Chairman of The Boston Consulting Group

Hans-Paul was previously President and Chief Executive of The Boston Consulting Group from 2003 to 2012 and founding Chairman of the Centre for Public Impact. He joined BCG in 1981 and was a member of the teams that opened BCG's Düsseldorf (1982) and Frankfurt (1991) offices.

CPI Fellows

Silvia Montoya

Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics

Dr Montoya became the Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) in 2015. She has extensive experience in a wide range of national and international initiatives to improve the quality, management and use of education statistics, with a specific focus on learning assessment. Prior to joining the UIS, Ms Montoya was the Director-General of Assessment and Evaluation of Education Quality at the Ministry of Education, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Sir David Bell

Vice-Chancellor, University of Reading

Sir David has had a 30-year career in the UK's education sector. Starting as a primary school teacher in his home city of Glasgow, his subsequent roles have included serving as a headteacher, HM chief inspector of schools, and permanent secretary of the Department for Education, the most senior education civil servant in the country

Beth Blauer

Executive Director, Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence

Beth Blauer is the Executive Director of the Center for Govenrment Excellence at Johns Hopkins University, Maryland. The Center was established with a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, and aims to assist more than 100 US cities in creating data infrastructures to transform the way their governments operate. Her previous roles include serving as director of StateStat and the Governor's Delivery Unit in Maryland.

Melanie Walker

Former director of the delivery unit and senior advisor to President Kim at the World Bank Group

Dr. Melanie Walker is the former director of the President's Delivery Unit and senior advisor to President Jim Yong Kim at the World Bank Group. She joined the Bank from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she served as deputy director for special initiatives, a team charged with exploring cross-disciplinary interventions and incubating new foundation programs across both health and development.

Lisa Scaffidi

Lord Mayor of Perth

Lisa was elected Lord Mayor of Perth – her home city – in 2007. Re-elected in 2011, she is passionate about city economic development and smart, sustainable city growth. Lisa, who came second in the World Mayor of the Year contest of 2012, also prioritises moves to strengthen the attitude and people skills of all key city stakeholders to raise standards of service and heighten the appeal of Perth to all demographics.

Kate Josephs

Director of National Operations, UK Department for Education

Kate Josephs is Director of National Operations at the UK's Department for Education. She previously served as Executive Director of the Performance Improvement Council, supporting cross-agency collaboration and best practice sharing across the US Federal Government. Prior to this role she was a senior civil servant in the UK Treasury Department, with over 10 years' experience in performance improvement and public service delivery.

Jocelyne Bourgon

President of Public Governance International

Jocelyne has had a long and distinguished career in the Canadian Public Service, including serving as deputy minister in several major departments and as clerk of the Privy Council and secretary to the Cabinet for five years; the first and only woman to have held that position in Canada or in a G7 country.

Andreas Schleicher

Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD

Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. As a key member of the OECD Senior Management team, Andreas supports the Secretary-General’s strategy to produce analysis and policy advice that advances economic growth and social progress.

Ian Ball

Chairman of CIPFA International

Ian Ball was appointed chairman of CIPFA International in October, 2013. He had previously served for ten years as chief executive of International Federation of Accountants. Ian has extensive experience in designing and managing public sector financial systems and implementing public sector financial reforms.

Our Team

Adrian Brown

Executive Director of the Centre for Public Impact

Adrian 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.

Nadine Smith

Global Director of Marketing and Communications

Nadine joined the Centre for Public Impact after five years as the founding director of communications for the Institute for Government. A Fellow of the RSA, she has 18 years of communications experience and has previously worked as chief press officer and head of strategic media campaigns for the Cabinet Office and other UK government departments. She is leading CPI's work into the legitimacy of government.

Danny Buerkli

Programme Director

Danny is the Centre for Public Impact’s Programme Director overseeing its global activities, its research and partnerships. Danny has a particular interest in the use of evidence in policymaking and in “algorithmic” governance as well as its regulation. Previously he was a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in Berlin where he worked on digital innovation issues.

Dan Vogel

Director, North America

Dan leads CPI's work in North America, bringing 15 years of experience working with private, public, and non-profit organisations to drive public impact and social innovation. Dan is a former BCG Principal specialising in organisational strategy and large-scale change. He started his career at The White House as a writer and policy advisor to President George W. Bush and has also worked on Katrina rebuilding, healthcare reform, and economic development in Rwanda.

Matthew Mercer

Senior Editor

Matt is an experienced editor and writer with a strong track record in journalism and communications. His previous roles include six years' working for a multinational professional services firm in London, where he wrote and edited two high-profile magazines for government and international development clients around the world.

Amy Noonan

Senior External Relations Coordinator

Amy previously worked as Manager of the Public Chairs' Forum, a network that works closely with the UK Cabinet Office and Institute for Government in supporting the Chairs of public bodies. Amy's responsibilities included maintaining and developing the network, and delivering a programme of high profile events. Before this, Amy worked as Policy Advisor to the Chair of the Learning and Skills Council.

Joel Tito

Programme Manager, AI and the Future of Government

Joel leads our work on AI and the Future of Government. A qualified lawyer, he has advised senior government and judicial officers in large-scale digital court transformations. He was previously a senior associate at Victoria's Supreme Court and holds degrees in law and arts from the University of Melbourne. Joel was a Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Scholar and studied comparative jurisprudence at Tokyo's Hitotsubashi University.

Jorge Hargrave

Programme Manager

Jorge is a project leader from The Boston Consulting Group, currently on a secondment at CPI. Passionate about public policy, Jorge is an economist by training and in recent years has focused on advising governments on economic development challenges. Prior to joining BCG he worked at the Brazilian Research Institute for Applied Economics, focused on researching and advising the government on environmental economics.

Claudia Irigoyen

Research Associate

Claudia has previously worked as an associate researcher at The Boston Consulting Group. where she supported the Energy, Public Sector and Social Impact practices. She also provided support towards the Public Impact Fundamentals. Claudia holds a Degree in Economics and International Relations from Boston University and Master in Business Innovation from the University of Deusto.

Rebecca Hunt

Team Coordinator

Rebecca joined the Centre for Public Impact in August 2016. She previously worked as an executive assistant at The Boston Consulting Group in London and Melbourne. Prior to joining BCG she worked for the Corporate Executive Board as a team coordinator.

Magdalena Kuenkel


Magdalena has worked at Aleron, a social impact consulting firm, where she focused on the health and social care sectors. She has supported a range of clients in the development of impact and performance management frameworks. Magdalena has a background in business and economics and a masters degree in development studies from Cambridge University.

Katie Rose


Katie is an associate in the Programme team. She joined CPI after working for the organisation, as part of her Masters in Public Administration (MPA) at The London School of Economics and Political Science. Before beginning the MPA, Katie worked in advertising as a planner, designing communication strategies for clients from a range of sectors including those in the public sector and healthcare. She also holds a BA in Theology from Oxford University.

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