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A podcast featuring real conversations with awesome people doing interesting stuff in government and the public sector. Connecting passionate public sector reformists from around the world with inspirational content

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EPISODE 1: Kit Collingwood

In our first ever show we chat to Kit Collingwood; co-founder of the One Team Gov public sector reform movement. Kit is a senior civil servant who is passionate about public services that work for everyone, and about modernising government. She cares deeply about new leadership models based on radical empathy, humility, and vulnerability.

EPISODE 2: Adrian Solitander

We go on the road to Gothenburg for the launch of One Team Gov Sweden! In this show we chat to Adrian Solitander; programme manager at the research and innovation agency Vinnova, and co-founder of the Swedish One Team Gov community. Adrian is passionate about helping people engage digitally in government and society.

EPISODE 3: Ahana Datta

We're in London at the BSides conference chatting to our former colleague Ahana Datta, Head of Cyber Security at the Financial Times newspaper. The first ethical hacker hired in UK Government; Ahana went on to lead the cyber security profession within the civil service, working with the Ministry of Justice, the Foreign Office and the National Cyber Security Centre.

EPISODE 4: Lena Trudeau

We're in North America talking to Lena Trudeau, co-founder and CEO of Nuage Cloud Strategies, formerly of the Canadian Digital Service in Ottawa and 18F in Washington DC. A passionate public sector leader, Lena has served many tours of duty in government technology, and also spent time at Amazon Web Services growing cloud adoption within government.


We chat to Sarah Hurcombe, Studio Director at FutureGov Australia, about human-centred design across all levels of international government. Having worked across all levels of public sector, private sector, consulting, and charities, Sarah shares her unique perspective on how these organisations can work together to improve outcomes for citizens.


We're at the OneTeamGov Global event talking to Ligia Teixeira, Director at the Centre for Homelessness Impact, about effective altruism and evidence-based interventions. With the recent publication of a new rough sleeping strategy, we learn how data and evidence can make the UK government’s vision to eradicate homelessness by 2027 a reality.

EPISODE 7: Pablo Fernández Vallejo

We're at the OneTeamGov Global event chatting to Pablo Fernández Vallejo, Service Designer at Laboratorio de Gobierno Argentino; part of the Argentinian Ministry of Modernisation. We discover how international service design principles translate in Latin America, and how LabGovAr is tackling deep societal issues in partnership with government departments.


In our final interview from the OneTeamGov Global event we chat to Tom Loosemore, co-founder of the Government Digital Service and partner at Public Digital. We get the inside story on how GDS radically disrupted the workings of U.K government and started a worldwide movement to bring public services into the internet age.

episode 9: Genevieve Gaudet

We chat to Genevieve Gaudet, Program Manager at Nava Public Benefit Corporation, and former co-founding member of the service design studio in the New York Mayor's Office. A medic-turned-designer, Genevieve is a people-centred feminist working to improve services for the most vulnerable groups in the USA.

episode 10: Dan Hon

We catch up with Dan Hon, Principal at Very Little Gravitas, and Code for America Advisor and Co-Chair. Dan is a tech startup veteran, and now works with governments across the United States to build better digital services. We talk to Dan about his journey into digital, via a law degree and a career in brand advertising.


In our first foray into the frontline of public service, we're honoured to chat to Pran Patel, Physics Teacher and Assistant Principal in a London secondary school. Pran is a passionate educator dedicated to serving students. We discuss how politics is an intrinsic part of empowering young people towards making positive change, and why teaching is the best job in the world. Pran also shares his experiences of mental health, and why being aware of our own unconscious bias is so important in building an inclusive society.

episode 12: Dawn Duhaney

We talk to Dawn Duhaney, Data Partnerships Manager at the Wellcome Trust, and formerly of the U.K. government and the Open Data Institute, about all things data, diversity and ethics. We discuss the challenges of establishing data skills within traditional organisations, why data science is not a magic bullet, and the realities of embedding ethics into service delivery.

Episode 13: Emer Coleman

We chat to Emer Coleman, Technology Engagement Director at Co-Op Digital in Manchester where she is helping to build The Federation; an open community of digital innovators. Emer shares her extensive experiences working as a senior leader in the public and private sector, we hear stories from Emer's days leading communications at GDS team, and get the inside scoop on the launch of Transport API.

Episode 14: Audrey Tang

Our final show for 2018 is an extra special one! We chat with Audrey Tang, Minister for Digital in the Taiwanese Government. An open source entrepreneur and former political activist, Audrey is now leading Taiwan's efforts to become the most inclusive digital economy in the world.

EPisode 15: Jacquelyn Cardinal

Welcome back to the OneTeamGov show for 2019! We're back in Canada chatting to Jacquelyn Cardinal, co-founder of Naheyawin. Jacquelyn shares her early experiences growing up as part of an indigenous community in Edmonton, and how she came to be so passionate about harnessing technology to tackle difficult societal problems

EPISODE 16: Cassie Robinson

We chat to Cassie Robinson, Head of Digital Grant Making at the Big Lottery Fund, and recently Strategic Design Director at DotEveryone. Passionate about social innovation and systems thinking, Cassie talks to us about the importance of building networks and relationships across disciplines and sectors with people who share our mission.

episode 17: Tracy Phillips

We chat to Tracy Phillips, Inspector with the New Zealand police force. Since joining the New Zealand Police in 1990, Tracy has delivered a number of projects beyond the call of duty including mounted police and LGBTI-friendly policies. Her work has just been recognised with a New Zealand Order of Merit for services to policing and the community.

Episode 18: Aya Chebbi

We chat to Aya Chebbi, the first Youth Envoy for the African Union. Aya first became known for her online activism, running the Proudly Tunisian blog during the Tunisian Revolution in 2010/11. Now the first Youth Envoy for the African Union, Aya is championing the voice of young people as part of Agenda 2063. We chat about her efforts supporting social movement leaders, feminist groups, and youth activists on blogging, mobilisation, and non-violence.

Episode 19: James Plunkett

We chat to James Plunkett, Executive Director at Citizens Advice, a U.K. charity that helps 20 million people every year facing times of uncertainty. James shares his experiences working at Number 10 Downing Street during the Gordon Brown era, his time influencing public policy in a number of leading think tanks, and his reflections on leading Tech for Good at Citizens Advice.

episode 20: Halcyon Hamilton

In our Mother’s Day special episode, we chat to Halcyon Hamilton, former senior manager at Cafcass children’s services in England...and also Kamala’s mum! Our longest standing public servant to date, Halcyon has been on the frontline of social work and children’s services for 40 years. We get her reflections on what it means to be a good leader delivering critical frontline services.

Episode 21: Cate McLaurin

We chat to Cate McLaurin, Head of Delivery at Hackney Council in London, U.K, about her role bringing public sector reformists together to deliver public services with users at the heart. Leading the OneTeamGov within local government in the U.K, we hear about Hackney are developing the next wave of talent through their apprenticeships team.

Episode 22: Areeq Chowdhury

We chat to Areeq Chowdhury, founder of WebRoots Democracy and Head of Think Tank for Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology at Future Advocacy. We hear what inspired Areeq to found his think tank WebRoots Democracy at the age of 21. Areeq shares his expertise on the topic of online voting, and argues for the urgency of engaging the modern generation of voters in political participation.

episode 23: Aimee Whitcroft

We chat to Aimee Whitcroft, Open Data Establishment Lead at the New Zealand Transport Agency, and co-founder of GovWorks NZ. Beginning her career in science and academia, we hear about Aimee’s passion for knowledge and continual learning. An advocate of ethical and human-centred technology, we discuss what it means to embed kindness in our smart cities, and rebalance societal power structures.

episode 24: Vimla Appadoo

We chat to Vimla Appadoo, Service Designer at FutureGov and organiser of SheSaysManchester. A rising young star in the U.K digital and technology sector, Vim is passionate about the tech for good agenda and bringing user-centred services to the forefront of public sector innovation. We explore the application of service design methodologies in government and why it's important to be conscious of power and privilege.

Episode 25: Julia Salasky

We chat to Julia Salasky, founder and CEO at CrowdJustice; a crowd funding platform working to democratise justice by helping people access the courts and the legal system. Julia tells us about why she decided to leave her enviable career as a lawyer for the United Nations to found her own tech startup. We how her experiences working in the justice system inspired her to do something radically different, in using technology to disrupt the traditional market.

Episode 26: Molly Watt

We chat to Molly Watt, Accessibility and Usability Consultant at Sigma. Molly has Usher Syndrome, a genetic condition that leads to deaf blindness, which she developed at a young age. We hear from Molly about her experiences of school as someone with accessibility needs. We learn about the importance of inclusive design in web services, and why people need to stop associating accessibility with disability.

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Contact us podcast@oneteamgov.uk or tweet us @kyliehavelock @KamalaHB