Public Sector interviews

Read the thoughts of the experts

Emerald publishes the largest range of management journals in the world and so it is no surprise that we frequently rub shoulders with some of the top thinkers in business.

We are aware that effective action requires a balance of theory, practical advice and tips from those who have made a difference. With this in mind we bring you our guru interviews – the latest word in management from the experts in their field.

Please note: job titles and positions for interviewees are correct at time of publication.

An interview with Chris Yapp

Chris Yapp is Head of Public Sector Innovation at Microsoft. He has been in the IT industry for over two decades in a variety of roles related to the management of networked technologies. In this interview, read what he has to say about the challenges of learning and development.

An interview with Richard Norman

Dr. Richard Norman specializes in researching lessons from New Zealand's experience of reinventing its public sector systems. He is also director of two annual seminars focusing on public sector reform issues, conducted in Wellington for the Commonwealth Secretariat.

An interview with Dame Pauline Neville-Jones

Dame Pauline Neville-Jones is Chairman of QinetiQ Group plc, a defence, security and advanced commercial technology company with government customers in the UK and the USA. Read what she has to say about the contrasts between career opportunities within the public and private sectors.

An interview with John Seddon

John Seddon, controversial but informed commentator on management thinking, has a reputation for challenging convention. His consulting business - Vanguard - seeks to help service organizations change from command and control to a systems approach to the design and management of work. Read what he has to say about public sector waste and systems thinking.

An interview with Alex Matheson

From 2000 to 2005, Alex Matheson has been the Head of the Budgeting and Management Division of the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. In this interview, read what he has to say about public sector leadership, management challenges and the work of the OECD.