John Knight

Principal Consultant
@ iESE

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  • Bio

John is one of iESE’s Principal Consultants with over 25 years experience of delivering change in a diverse range of public sector, private sector and third sector environments. He is an Organisation Development professional, with an extensive and proven track record of leading and supporting significant change and organisation development programmes.

John has worked at a strategic and operational level with local authorities right across the UK at all tiers and across virtually all disciplines, which gives him an inherent understanding of what makes councils ‘tick’. He is challenging and creative in his thinking, and is able to share his wide experience of what works to help a whole range of clients, including numerous chief executives and leadership teams. One of his key strengths is his knowledge and understanding of the tools and techniques that will deliver tangible change and he is skilled at using the right methods in the right circumstances.

John leads iESE’s thinking on issues of Organisation Development and believes that change can only be truly successful through people. He has worked extensively on culture and behaviour change with clients on a number of award winning projects. He has been a key contributor to iESE’s series of White Papers on the future of Local Government, challenging and ‘debunking’ some of the usual solutions for local government change programmes.

John is passionate about helping to deliver public value in local government and in grounding local authorities to remember their key purpose. His background in the public sector has included working in the areas of policy and strategy, learning and development, marketing, human resources, procurement and finance. He has also recently undertaken the role of interim Head of Corporate Services in a local authority.

  • My Previous Events

  • Managing Change: Transforming Public Services

    • 01-12-2016
    • 08:30 - 16:45
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • Managing Change: Transformation for Productive Public Services

    • 06-12-2016
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • From Surviving To Thriving: Reshaping The Public Sector

    • 26-04-2016
    • 08:30 - 16:15
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre