23rd May 2011 Interviews
“Andrew Adonis has a unique record of combining radical ideas on public services with a very pragmatic focus on achieving results. Suzannah Brecknell meets the Institute for Government chief to discuss a year of the coalition…
Andrew Adonis likes clarity. He speaks deliberately, ensuring his phrases are clear and well-constructed, as befits a former journalist and politician. The Labour peer, a former education minister and transport secretary, is renowned for being cerebral, and retains something of a ‘policy wonk’ air many years after he stopped being a special adviser to Tony Blair. But his interest in big ideas is limited to those that can produce real results on the ground: Adonis has an impressive implementation record. What’s more, his projects tend to enjoy unusually broad support: the academies programme and High Speed 2 rail link, both of which he championed, are now being pursued by the coalition…”
A profile of me for Civil Service World, click here to read more.