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Olly Swann

Olly Swann


Starting his career with the Department for Work and Pensions, Olly worked in a range of operational and change roles in the South and North East of England.  On leaving the Civil Service, Olly moved into Local Government with West Sussex County Council, as part of their corporate change team.  Olly joined IMPOWER as a Senior Consultant in 2008, as a direct result of his experience as an IMPOWER client. Since then, he has worked with a long list of local authorities, helping them to reframe service delivery, manage demand more effectively and deliver better outcomes.

Outside of work Olly is a qualified football coach, live music fan, sailor and cyclist.

Recent Insights from Olly Swann

Move over variance, there’s a new ‘V’ on the block

Variance has dominated much of the children’s services narrative for too long now – it’s time to move the debate on to value.

June 17, 2019

NEW REPORT: Valuing Care Impact Update

Today we are delighted to launch a short report and video highlighting the impacts of our Valuing Care programme so far.

May 7, 2019

Value – not variance – is key to reforming children’s services

A focus on outcome productivity in children’s services would unequivocally deliver the step changes in understanding called for in the recent PAC report ‘Transforming Children’s Services’.

April 2, 2019