Irwin Turbitt is a Director of the Kafka Brigade ,an organization that works to create ‘public value’ with people struggling with intractable complex social problems through the practice of ‘Adaptive Leadership’.
Irwin also teaches, consults and advises on public leadership, strategic management, leading with political awareness and governance. His focus is very much on assisting senior public managers to create greater public value. In addition to work at Warwick Business School Irwin works for, among others, the Harvard Kennedy School (researching public partnerships in England & Wales) Leeds University Business School, (national inquiry in governance in the NHS) and SAID Business School at Oxford (Coaching and Consulting for Change masters program and executive education for both private and public sector organizations). He also works with the Scottish Government (Senior Civil Servants Leadership program), the Welsh Assembly Government (Kafka Brigade projects) and the Northern Ireland Government (advising and supporting the Performance and Efficiency Delivery Unit PEDU established by the First Minister). In addition he teaches and presents for a variety of clients. Current examples include Royal Mail Group, Unilever, Standard Chartered Bank, Network Rail and many parts of the public sector especially in health and social services, further education, local and national government.
In his previous career he was an Assistant Chief Constable in the PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland). He also worked as the Deputy Director of the Home Office Police Standards Unit (PSU) in London. There he worked at the very heart of the UK Government on key Prime Ministerial priorities and has a highly successful record of delivery in a national political environment.