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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

Council performance doesn’t matter when it comes to local election results

This article was originally published in The MJ on 24 May 2018. Much of the analysis of the May local…

May 25, 2018

Why nudging (by itself) isn’t enough

We were delighted when the LGA recently announced that six more local organisations have won grants to deliver behavioural science-based…

January 8, 2018

Top 10 most productive councils in England

Traditional tools don’t work very well when applied to complex public sector systems – so we decided to build our own, using publicly available data and applying more than 17 years of consultancy experience.

December 6, 2017