Kieran Brett

Joint Chief Executive, Demos Projects

Kieran is a Director at Improving Care, a consultancy which specialises in transforming health and social care systems. Prior to founding Improving Care, Kieran was Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for Health, working on key reforms in the NHS and social care systems. Between 2007 and 2009, he ran a successful consultancy supporting NHS clients to deliver large-scale performance improvements such as the 18-week target.

In 2005 Tony Blair appointed Kieran as his Special Advisor on home affairs working in Downing Street; in the previous three years he worked for Professor Sir Michael Barber as a senior member of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit. From 1999 to 2002, Kieran worked for the Audit Commission and specialised in performance improvement in local government. Before 1999, he spent 13 years working in local authorities.

He specialises in developing policy and strategy which is deliverable and has proven impact in people’s lives.

Kieran holds an honours degree from Oxford University where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics and an MA in Politics and Social Policy from the University of Nottingham, where he was awarded a scholarship.