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Daniel Thornton

Programme Director
Institute for Government (Confirmed)

Daniel joined the Institute in April 2015, after more than two decades of experience in the UK and international public service. Daniel began his career in the Foreign Office, and subsequently worked in Parliament, HM Treasury, the Cabinet Office, 10 Downing Street and as a Director in the Department for Communities and Local Government. From 2009 until 2015, he worked in Switzerland for Gavi, a public-private partnership that funds immunisation in developing countries. Daniel leads on the Institute’s Civil Service-facing work.

  • Measuring performance by examining 100 Data Sets across nine public services
  • Exploring the benefits of regular, data-driven performance reviews
  • Bringing the whole of government into the digital transformation process through effective, informed leadership
  • Emphasising the potential of opening up government data for service tracking, improvement and innovation