Director of Business and Growth
London Borough of Newham
Dwayne Branch recently joined the London borough of Newham from a consultancy role, bringing with him a commercial outlook to local public service provision.
In his post at PwC, Branch has worked with local councils, NHS trusts, CCGs and universities but also with variety of business from banks to small owner managed businesses.
He is an experienced restructuring professional bringing private sector knowledge to the public sector. In his new role at Newham, from 1 February 2017, he will head up business investments to deliver additional income which will help protect services.
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Beyond procurement: How public servants partner with business
Theatre: Finance and Corporate
While business thinks procurement is challenging, public servants themselves sometimes wonder how to stay within the rules while achieving the best policy outcome. Some of them have gone the extra mile to partner imaginatively with business, setting new precedents for the rest of government. Against the stereotype of procurement as a blocker, this panel explores the art of what is possible within government.