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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.

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