World leaders in public sector implementation
Sameer has worked with governments, state-owned enterprises and private sector companies across the Middle East and South Asia. He has worked on a wide variety of topics including; public sector reform and capacity building, organisational design, performance improvement, customer experience strategy and private equity due diligences. Sameer’s current delivery efforts are focused on working with the UK Department for International Development to support Chief Minister’s Special Monitoring Unit, in Punjab, Pakistan, to build capacity and deliver on their strategic goals.
Sir Michael Barber
Sir Michael Barber is a leading authority on delivery having served the UK government as Head of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit (from 2001-2005) for the Blair administration and since then worked on delivery or education in over 50 countries. He has authored several books on delivery including Instruction to Deliver and Deliverology 101. Michael’s current delivery efforts are focused on the education reform in the Punjab, Pakistan.
Daniel previously worked closely with governments, state-owned enterprises and private sector companies across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa on a wide variety of topics including economic development, public sector reform and capacity building, corporate and business unit strategy, organisational design, customer experience strategy and private equity due diligences. Daniel’s current delivery efforts are focused on advising and building the capacity of public sector delivery units in Southeast Asia. He is fluent in Turkish and proficient in Arabic.
Simon Day was a member of the Prime Ministers Delivery Unit for the Blair administration. Since then Simon has supported the capacity building programme underpinning education reform in the Punjab, Pakistan, and a range of States across the USA and including the Education Delivery Institute. He is part of the collaboration with Harvard on their Ministerial Leadership in Health Programme.
Katelyn has previously co-led and advised Sir Michael’s delivery team for the Punjab Schools Reform Roadmap, which has led to the achievement of an extra 1.5 million children enrolled in school, improved student and teacher attendance and learner outcomes. She now advises the Government of Punjab on setting up a delivery unit to monitor progress on education, healthcare, water & sanitation and livestock. Katelyn has also advised governments on public sector reform in other parts of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Richard worked for nearly a decade in the British Government, serving in a number of high-profile policy and delivery leadership roles ranging from education and child safety to crime and security. Subsequently he spent two years at the U.S. Education Delivery Institute (EDI), working with education leaders across America. As a Director at EDI, Richard led the institute’s effort to synthesize learning from the field and published on the application of deliverology in education systems. Currently, Richard is focused on supporting delivery efforts in a range of countries and contexts.
Sabeeha has worked as a consultant to private sector companies, the public sector and state-owned enterprises across Africa. Her focus has been on defining long-term strategy, identifying and supporting performance improvement work, organizational transformation and private equity due diligence. Sabeeha is a South African national and her current delivery efforts are focused on working with the Government of Punjab, Pakistan to build capacity and deliver on their strategic goals.
Amn has previously consulted with the World Bank on a randomized controlled trial related to primary education in rural Sindh, Pakistan. Specifically, she has worked on evaluating the impact of interventions that increase community engagement with School Management Committees established under the Sindh Education Sector Reform Program. Currently, Amn works with the UK Department for International Development to support Chief Minister’s Special Monitoring Unit delivery efforts focused on tax and education reform in Punjab, Pakistan.
Richard Page Jones
Richard was a Director in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit for the Blair administration where he developed the methodology for action-focused reviews of the implementation of key policies. Richard has extensive international experience, particularly in the USA, helping to build the capacity of the Education Delivery Institute and supporting individual States deliver their priorities. Richard is currently supporting the collaboration with Harvard on their Ministerial Leadership in Health Programme.
Premala was a member of the Performance Management & Delivery Unit in the Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia, and has worked with governments across Asia and Africa on reform and improving delivery. Premala has also worked closely with private sector and state owned enterprises on organisational transformations and performance improvement. Premala’s current delivery efforts are focused on working with the Government of New South Wales on setting up a delivery unit to monitor progress of state priorities.
Aasha has led and supported numerous delivery engagements with U.S. education partners at the federal, state and district level. Specifically, she has advised on the implementation of college and career ready standards, provided technical assistance to the U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) grant and supported key reforms in educator preparation for the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Currently, Aasha works with the UK Department for International Development to build the capacity of the Chief Minister’s Special Monitoring Unit in implementing reforms across the Punjab province in Pakistan.
Wajeeha has worked on several research projects related to healthcare at Interactive Research and Development, including a WHO project on developing an application for front-line health workers. She has previously worked on researching the impact of telemedicine by conducting a comparative analysis between two villages in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa as her senior project. Wajeeha graduated with merit from Lahore Univerisity of Management Sciences with a major in Economics. Currently, Wajeeha works with the UK Department for International Development to support Chief Minister’s Special Monitoring Unit in Punjab, Pakistan, primarily on supporting the family planning and secondary healthcare workstreams.
Simon Rea was head of the education team in the Prime Ministers Delivery Unit for the Blair administration. During this time, Simon helped design and lead a method of delivery capacity reviews across UK departments to assess their effectiveness. Since then Simon has supported the capacity building programme underpinning education reform in the Punjab, Pakistan, and the Education Delivery Institute, USA. Simon’s delivery effort continues to focus on education reform in the Punjab, Pakistan.
Saad has advised systems in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America on delivery, reform and systemic innovation. Saad co-led Sir Michael’s delivery team in Pakistan for the Pakistan Education Task Force. Saad is the co-author of ‘Oceans of Innovation,’ ‘An Avalanche is Coming,’ ‘The Incomplete Guide to Delivering Learning Outcomes’ and ‘Asking more: The Path to Efficacy’. Saad’s current delivery efforts continue to focus on education in Pakistan and on a growing collaboration with Harvard on their Ministerial Leadership in Health Programme.
Nick Rodriguez is one of the world’s leading experts in the theory and practice of delivery. He is Sir Michael’s co-author on “Deliverology 101” and its successor, “Deliverology in Practice,” which have helped to institutionalize delivery as a discipline that can be taught, learned, and replicated. He has advised governments at every level on this discipline in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Most recently, he co-founded and served as a Director for the U.S. Education Delivery Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing delivery to the American education sector. At Delivery Associates, he focuses his work on governments in Africa and the Americas.
Leigh was a member of the Prime Ministers Delivery Unit for the Blair administration and went on to support the establishment of delivery units across UK government departments. Leigh’s current delivery efforts are focused on applying delivery approaches to public services at UK local government level and assessing the potential for delivery units to drive public service reform in governments across the middle-east.
Zaheera previously worked closely with private sector companies, predominantly in the resource sector, as well as state owned enterprises across Africa, Europe, North America and Middle East mainly focused on short and long term strategy, infrastructure investments, business improvement and optimisation, private equity due diligences and organisational effectiveness. Zaheera’s current delivery efforts are focused on working with the Government of Punjab on setting up a delivery unit to monitor progress on education, healthcare, water & sanitation and livestock.
Guilherme has previously consulted with governments and private sector organizations in Latin America and Europe on strategy, innovation, policy development and implementation, performance management and capacity building. As a doctoral candidate at Harvard University, Guilherme concentrates his studies on global health systems performance and service delivery. Guilherme’s current delivery efforts focus on supporting in-country partnerships and the Ministerial Leadership in Health Program at Harvard.
Mariam has previously worked as a partner with numerous private and non-profit companies, helping them to effectively monitor and track their goals. Her focus has been on building capacities to churn stronger insights with data, and to use data for greater social and business impact. Currently, Mariam works with the UK Department for International Development to support Chief Minister’s Special Monitoring Unit, in Punjab, Pakistan, to build data systems and capabilities to help use data as a strategic asset for healthcare, education, water and sanitation roadmaps.