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John Knell

John Knell

Independent Consultant in the arts sector

John Knell is one of the UK's leading thinkers on the changing face of work and organisations, and he has an international reputation as a cultural policy consultant.

John’s recent client work has ranged across high-level public policy work particularly in the arts and creative economy sphere, strategic reviews and strategy development, thought leadership development, top team facilitation, executive advice and support, and a wide range of public speaking and event facilitation activities. His latest book, ‘The 80 Minute MBA’ (with Richard Reeves) is now available, published by Headline.

John has authored numerous reports on work, the labour market, organisational change, and arts and cultural policy, including the RSA pamphlet Arts Funding, Austerity and the Big Society. He is a frequent public speaker and media commentator on workplace and public policy issues.

John began his career as an academic at the University of Leeds where he undertook his doctoral research, and he retains strong links with leading research centres. He is the Chair of Sound and Music, a Board member of Demos, and a Fellow of the RSA.