Richard Selwyn is a national expert in efficiency, commissioning and change management for local and central government. He was the Commissioning Support Programme national lead for efficiency and has worked on major government change programmes for 12 years.
In 2005 Richard led the national change programme to redesign joint planning and commissioning of all children's services. Key elements of this approach were then adopted by the major central government departments. Richard's career however started in the Ministry of Defence in 1996 working on international naval procurement projects and space engineering. He then progressed through the Department of Health and Department for Education and Skills where he was a policy lead for Children's Trusts and the national service redesign. Richard is now a consultant, originally working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers before moving to PIPC UK Ltd where he now heads up the Government and Public Sector practice.
Richard is the primary author of the HMG Joint Planning and Commissioning Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services; CSP Good Commissioning: Principles and Practice; MOJ A-Z of Commissioning; DfE Change Management Jigsaw; and has been published in leading sector newspapers and magazines. He is a member of the Cross Government Commissioning Capacity & Capability Group and a non-exec Director of London Early Years Foundation.
Richard also enjoys mountain biking and road cycling, street photography, and the odd revolution.