Our team

Alex Deeming

Alex is an experienced public sector consultant, having worked with local government, public services and central government clients to deliver change and performance improvement.

His background as a consultant includes operating model development, procurement and programme management across a number of disciplines, including IT and digital, health and social care, and finance. Alex also has experience working with the voluntary and community sector within probation and rehabilitative services.

Alex Stoddart

Alex is a transformation manager with experience of leading complex change management in the public sector. She combines an attention to detail with a strong strategic view which enables her to deliver operational solutions aligned to organisational and system ambitions.

She has a broad spectrum of experience across local government, health and transport sectors. Alex has held a number of roles and delivered transformational change at team, organisational and system levels. Alex has an active interest in organisational change understanding how culture, influence and dynamics of teams impacts decision-making and solution-design.

Amar Karia

Amar is an experienced finance professional with extensive experience working within finance teams across local and central government.

His experience spans financial management, systems implementation and financial modelling.

Andrew Maddison

Andrew has over 17 years’ experience working within the public sector across Local Authorities, Fire and Rescue, Health, Housing and Shared Service settings.

His has experience delivering business change and service improvements to support improved public sector outcomes with skills across business planning, performance, customer account management, programme and project management, and service improvement.

Andy Pack

Andy has over 20 years knowledge and experience in public sector strategic, procurement and financial advisory services.

He is an expert on the development of innovative models for delivering and funding housing, mixed-use and infrastructure developments; and commercial solutions such as joint ventures and local government companies. In addition, Andy specialises in leading the strategic and financial advice to develop the approach to partnership arrangements and leading the procurement of development and investment partners.

Bernie Lally

Bernie has 15 years’ experience across Central and Local Government; specialising in strategic, evidence-based, regeneration and asset development driving commercial and social value, and in partnership working to solve problems and maximise benefits.

Bernie’s background includes a breadth of experience across Social Care and Public Health commissioning projects, with a focus on assets, the prevention agenda, across national climate change and decarbonisation projects, and in developing innovative long-term strategic solutions.

Campbell Walker

Campbell specialises in supporting organisations develop and design strategic transformation and change programmes.

His particular areas of expertise are in strategic transformation using demand management and behaviour change techniques, performance improvement, organisational development and change management, including operating model design and financial management.
Campbell is a leading adviser to Local Government and has led a number of improvement and change programmes across local and central government in the UK, overseas and the private sector.

Chris Shepherd

Chris has worked with a range of organisations on strategic financial and property issues.

His understanding of the interface between the public and private sector has been the key to his value to some of the largest public sector led developments in the UK. He has developed approaches to new forms of delivery and funding vehicles including the formation of arm's length companies and trading vehicles. He has provided advice on business planning, tax efficient company structures, management and governance, and solvency and risk issues.
Chris was a Non-Executive Director at Hounslow Homes and oversaw the Council's new build programme and the introduction of HRA self-finance and sat on the British Property Federations working group as it sought to influence the implementation of Tax Increment Finance in the UK.

Cian Cronin

Cian is an experienced regeneration, planning, development professional with expertise in establishing and delivering programmes to drive regeneration, develop affordable housing and drive efficiency and income from Council assets.

In local government, Cian had corporate level responsibility for the delivery of planning services, major regeneration projects and estates, commercial property investment strategies, and estate regeneration. Cian’s experience in setting up joint ventures and development partnerships will help us navigate the space where the public sector, private sector and local communities combine.

Claire Townrow

Driving significant organisational business change in the public sector is Claire’s passion whilst focussing on all aspects of customer relationship management, performance and service quality improvement.

Claire played a lead role in the creation of one of the UKs largest public sector shared services delivering business support services to a multi-disciplinary customer base, driving through process re-engineering and service integration to deliver simplified, standardised processes across multiple sites and more recently the complete organisation redesign of this provision leading the HR, Finance and Business Change programme teams to deliver a new business model. Claire is insightful, discerning and understands how people and organisations work. She is analytical and financially astute and is a strategic, whole system thinker. Her drive to achieve and her ability to take people with her is fundamental to her approach.

Danielle Kirkwood

Danielle is passionate about improving local government and public service offerings and brings a background in both public sector and international development consulting.

She has experience in programme management, digital transformation and customer experience.

David Brown
Financial Analyst

David is an ACA-qualified finance professional and economist passionate about improving local areas and delivering sustainable growth.

Within 31ten, David's primary focus is supporting the delivery of financial viability and modelling projects.

Gary O’Connell

Gary is an expert in building bespoke financial models that underpin a broad spectrum of major public and private redevelopment and regeneration projects.

He specialises in viability and affordability analysis of schemes. He uses his strong understanding of financial statistics to assess multiple delivery structures and run sensitivities on core assumptions to quantify the level of risk associated with different schemes.
He also has extensive experience in modelling portfolio analysis, business rates schemes, revolving funds, and non-development-related viability.

Henry Porter

Henry is an experienced consultant with a keen interest in driving outcomes for public sector organisations.

He has worked across blue light services, local government, central government, and defence within the UK and abroad. He has a proven track record of delivering value through strategic transformation, programme and change management, and performance improvement.

Howard Keyworth

Howard is a public services professional with a background in environment and sustainability.

Most recently he has been working for central government in trade and sustainable development and investment, and has previous experience in risk management, security and compliance.

Humaid Motala

Humaid is an award-winning consultant with a strong background in public sector consulting and a firm believer in delivering impactful work that benefits society.

He has worked across local authorities, central government departments, and multiple international ministries (Middle East) to deliver meaningful value and change across organisations. He has a background in strategy, operations, transformation, programme management and financial modelling.

James Watson

James is a digital specialist with senior experience across different areas of the public sector, social housing, consultancy and web agencies.

James comes from a technical background and his experience covers web projects including high-traffic product management, complex rebuilds and detailed user-centred processes. He is experienced in defining web architectures that work for users and organisations in real world scenario and is a specialist on customer portals, forms products and CRM systems. He also works closely with business applications. James has provided strategy and options for wide-ranging technology projects and also provides technical and functional support on digital implementations and decommissioning projects. His experience covers a wide variety of housing and council processes. He also has extensive experience in modelling portfolio analysis, business rates schemes, revolving funds, and non-development-related viability.

Jenny McArdle

Jenny operates as a strategic advisor at a senior level and has a particular interest in strategic planning, leadership, and organisational development.

She brings excellent consulting, analytical and change management skills as well as a very strong stakeholder management approach. Plus, 20+ years working with the public sector both as a local government officer and a management consultant at a senior executive level.

Jody Nason

Jody has 18 years’ experience working across national and local government and health as a commissioning and transformation specialist supporting local authorities with commissioning and contract reviews.

She has extensive knowledge of children's and adults’ social care (including SEND) and has worked with several local authorities to improve home to school transport with a focus on outcomes for service users.

Joseph Dunton

Joe is an experienced public services professional with a background in commissioning and designing services for social care.

Most recently he has been working for the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea but has had previous roles in London and in Australia.

Kelly Swaffield

Kelly has 25 years’ experience working within the public sector environment, as a senior local government officer (20 years), and as a management consultant (6 years), delivering complex national programmes of work for central government, as well as delivering direct work with local authorities.

She has a significant background in local authority children’s services, as well as a detailed understanding of the legislative and policy frameworks that underpin the work of local government and is highly experienced working within a regulated and political environment. Kelly understands how to deliver results within a public sector organisational context, both as a senior leader within an organisation and as an external consultant and is passionate about driving continuous improvement and delivering good quality public services.

Kev Bland

Kev is an experienced transformation specialist with significant experience across numerous sectors, including local government, healthcare, facilities management, service, manufacturing, engineering, and defence.

Kev is passionate about operational excellence, Lean, strategy, operating model design, change management, and people development. Kev is known for his ability to solve problems and build trusted relationships throughout organisations.

Kit Panther
Financial Analyst

Kit is a finance professional with a strong background in financial modelling, forecasting and project management.

His recent experience includes working across multiple sectors such as financial analyst roles in the private sector as well as roles in construction projects mainly in the public sector.

Laura Bridges

Laura has a property, construction, programme and project management background with experience working in both local government and the private sector.

Her experience includes detailed appraisal and review of property portfolios and council owned assets to determine short, medium and long-term plans for property retention, disposal or change of use. She has set up and managed a number of significant property programmes and projects to refurbish, rationalise or improve utilisation of assets and is practiced in managing projects from inception to completion. She has also been involved in the procurement of development partners and investors for significant regeneration projects and delivered the roll out of smart working across council offices. Laura has worked directly for local government but also has a background working in public sector consultancy giving her a range of skills and variety of experience.

Laura Power-Wharton

Laura is an experienced consultant who is passionate about public sector improvement. She brings over 17 years’ experience of working either directly in the public sector or as a management consultant supporting public services.

She has extensive knowledge of children’s services, having worked as a local authority commissioner, covering both children’s and adults, and more recently leading a number of Department for Education projects focused on regionalising adoption and fostering services across the country. Laura also has NHS knowledge and expertise. She worked for NHS Digital, where she was responsible for managing the implementation of digital projects across London and also provided support to NHS England around their digital personalised care agenda.

Lauren Archer
People & Marketing Lead

Lauren is a marketer and digital project manager, with a background in both B2B and B2C communications across a wide range of sectors.

She also has experience in systems implementation, communication strategies and brand activation.

Limi Blokland

Limi has a background in project management and communications with a wide range of experiences across different organisations, including social housing, local authority, consulting and NGOs.

She has worked on change and transformation management, housing and regeneration and customer experience projects in both the public sector and private sector.

Maggie Kufeldt

Maggie is a highly experienced board level health and care professional, with a proven track record of successful operational and strategic delivery across the NHS, National and Local Government and the wider public and voluntary sector.

Most recently Maggie has worked for Liverpool City Council as Interim Director of Adults and Health Services. Before that she worked at The Royal Hospital Chelsea, as interim Director of Health and Wellbeing, where she was responsible for the wellbeing of 300 Chelsea Pensioners. This followed a stint with the Department for Health and Social Care, supporting 14 local authorities in developing their Covid plans and responses.

Matt Huxley

Matt is an experienced change professional who specialises in translating innovation into commercial value for public sector clients.

He is a digital enthusiast and recently spent a year working for one of the world’s leading AI providers. He has worked across national and local government, health and the voluntary and community sector. He has led both large and small teams to deliver a range of programmes at director level - transforming the full range of local public services including complex areas like Adult Social Care and integration of local services with Health Services.
Matt is known for high energy, enthusiasm and an ability to build relationships in the most complex of environments, overcoming barriers and driving towards innovation and value.

Nick Walford

Nick specialises in offering strategic development and property advice to a wide range of clients looking to conceptualise and implement regeneration and estate change projects.

His work has primarily focused on formulating and implementing real estate strategies and leading comprehensive design teams through property orientated development management advice. Whether acting as Lead Advisor or Development Manager, he understands the specific requirements and interface between both the public and private sectors. His experience includes development and project management, translating business needs and efficiency analysis into real estate strategies, business case and feasibility option generation and appraisal, viability testing, securing planning permissions, property acquisition and disposal, stakeholder engagement and consultation, project programming and implementing procurement and route to market advice. Nick is a Member of the RICS Commercial Property group.

Nicki Cooper

Nicki is an experienced public services consultant with a background in performance improvement, project and programme management, options appraisal and business case development.

She has worked across local government and central government departments supporting the implementation of key policy initiatives and complex programmes involving multiple partners and stakeholders. She has extensive experience of working in joint client teams to develop compelling business cases in line with HMT guidance.

Paul Milmore

Paul is a senior digital and technology service management, solutions and delivery professional with a proven track record of transforming businesses and public services to deliver efficiencies and customer value.

He develops and implements enterprise scale technology and digital solutions, and brings a deep understanding of ICT strategy, enterprise scale customer & ERP platforms, cloud and on-premise data hosting, technology procurement and supplier management, and agile product development techniques. He has extensive knowledge and experience of leading ICT delivery teams across all service and support functions, in addition to developing and leading the migration to modern cloud-based technology operating models and SaaS solutions.

Rahul Rana

Rahul is an experienced public services professional with a background including service design, change and transformation, and strategy development.

He combines extensive experience of local government with a strong technical skillset developed as a public sector manager and as a management consultant. He has held senior leadership roles at several local authorities and managed teams to deliver service design and transformation programmes. Rahul has a strong understanding of the financial and political context of public services, alongside experience working with clients in local and central government, the voluntary and community sector, higher education, and the police.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca has a local government background; an experienced commissioner who has led a range of projects and programmes across Public Health, Adult and Children’s Social Care.

Robert White
Senior Financial Analyst

Robert is experienced in development appraisals and financial modelling, which he can use to provide an understanding of the key implications of projects for clients.

He has worked on public and private sector projects, ranging from individual sites through to larger programmes and policy impact studies. His understanding of the wider context of development, including the planning system and housing need, enables him to provide rounded advice. Robert particularly enjoys working to ensure projects are not just deliverable, but provide the maximum possible benefit to the client and stakeholders.

Saheeda Bowmer

Saheeda has a background in project, development and procurement management working predominantly on public sector projects.

Saheeda has been seconded into local government roles to drive forward high-profile projects. She has managed both day-to-day activity and more strategic strands of property programmes. Her experience includes business case and options appraisal, design, planning, procurement and construction within housing, regeneration, culture, heritage, public realm, education and commercial sectors.