I'm a Professor at University College London. My work mainly focuses on how to get governments to function well and how to create and find good ideas, and then how to make them real. I do this with various national governments, global organisations, NGOs, foundations and businesses. Recently, I've been developing ideas on shared intelligence, wisdom, science policy, social science and systems, with a sideline on imagination. I have been heavily involved in pandemic responses and help lead the International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO) focused on COVID-19. A lot of work my work is about how to do change as well as what to change: the plumbing as much as the grand designs.
My latest book - 'Another World is Possible' - on reviving social and political imagination - came out in the summer of 2022 - and is sparking fantastic conversations, projects and reviews.
Over the years I have had many roles - as a CEO, social entrepreneur, policy-maker and author, working at different times in civil society, government, technology and academia, and hopefully gaining a good perspective on how the world works and how it can be changed for the better.
This website brings together writings, ideas, videos and other materials. I hope you find it interesting and useful.