Associate – Anne Bowers

Anne is an experienced leader in strategy, change and implementation. She has worked extensively across the public sector including significant work in education from the earliest years through to further education.

Having worked in the Cabinet Office on a number of early years and youth related social exclusion areas, she then worked closely with the Department for Education’s strategy team for a number of years. She’s continued to develop her expertise in early years, including co-authoring the institute for health equity report – An Equal Start: Improving outcomes in children’s centres. In 2008 and 2009 she worked closely with the team at NESTA leading on education, helping that team to design a programme to support young people to develop skills above and beyond the national curriculum.

In 2010 she co-authored Your Local Budget: Unlocking the Power of Participatory Budgeting with the Policy team at NESTA, and led the Reboot Britain evaluation for NESTA in partnership with the Public Services lab. Anne is particularly skilled at convening groups to define strategies, common definitions and taxonomic even where there are competing views and interests.

Most recently Anne has been working with Essex County Council to help define new ways of assessing impact from their pre-birth to 19 services, with an emphasis on measuring outcomes that cut across social, physical and emotional domains. She has also been working closely with Lankelly Chase to deliver an innovative programme of skills and aptitude development for front line workers in services that work with people with multiple needs, and is advising The Health Foundation on the creation of a new organisation to take Improvement Science to the next frontier.

Anne is  passionate about ensuring that the voices of service users – young people, children through to older people are heard in any system change process – and that language is accessible, useful and purposeful.



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