Public services: from austerity to transformation

Reform is excited to be holding a major post-election conference on public service transformation. This one day event will be opened by Professor Hans Rosling, Chairman of Gapminder and award-winning lecturer on social and economic trends.

The last Parliament saw dramatic changes to the public service landscape, driven by a focus on cutting spending. The new Parliament will be about moving from austerity to transformation. Services must be re-designed and future-proofed to take account of shifting citizen expectations, an ageing population, and the pace of technological change. This conference will bring together around 60 senior public and private sector leaders, service providers and politicians to consider how an ambitious new public service model fit for 2020 can be built.

Attendees will hear from national and international speakers who have delivered transformational service re-design and, drawing on these best practice examples, will explore how this can be achieved across UK public services.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Hans Rosling, Chairman, Gapminder Foundation
  • Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, Cabinet Office Minister and Paymaster General
  • Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive, Turning Point
  • Jonathan Slater, Director General, Head Office and Commissioning Services, Ministry of Defence
  • Beverley Bryant, Director of Strategic Systems and Technology, NHS England
  • Dr Aisha Bin Bishr, Assistant Director General, Dubai Smart Government Department
  • Russell Davies, Director of Strategy, Government Digital Service
  • Olly Benzecry, Managing Director, UK and Ireland, Accenture
  • Mark Curtis, Founder, Fjord
  • Dr David Halpern, Chief Executive, Behavioural Insights Team
  • Chris Sims QPM, Chief Constable, West Midlands Police
  • Nick Williams, Consumer Digital Director, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Sara Murray, Chief Executive, Buddi

Please register your interest at There are a limited number of places and attendance will be confirmed by email.


020 7799 6699

16 June 2015
08.30 - 16.30