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Jon Ainger

Jon Ainger


Jon started his career with the CBI, working in a number of policy development roles, before moving to Andersen Consulting where he worked on strategy with a wide range of private and public sector clients.  Having developed a passion for public services reform, he spent six months on secondment at the Cabinet Office before joining IMPOWER in September 2000.  Jon pioneered our innovative work on demand management and behaviour change, and led the development of the IMPOWER INDEX.

Jon enjoys mixed metaphors, eggcorns and malapropisms and is keeping a record of the best examples from his travels in local government.  These may see the light of day at some point in the future…..

Recent Insights from Jon Ainger

The EDGEWORK Manifesto: How to deliver sustainable change in complex public services

We hope that our new book starts a conversation about why smart, dedicated and experienced public sector leaders find it difficult to make measurable and sustainable improvements

October 21, 2019

Launching tomorrow…The EDGEWORK Manifesto

Our new book makes the case for a new approach to public sector leadership and consultancy, and explores the difference between ‘complicated’ and ‘complex’ issues

October 16, 2019

Performance anxiety

I’m really looking forward to attending the LGA conference this week in Bournemouth, I’m particularly looking forward to debates on sector performance. I share my three key learnings about productivity in the public sector.

July 1, 2019