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Tom Gash

Managing Director - Leapwise

Tom Gash is Managing Director of Leapwise, a consultancy that helps top teams and national leaders with their toughest decisions. He specialises in working with public sector leaders in the security and justice sector, as well as cross-sector work on organisational decision-making and effectiveness. He speaks and writes widely on these topics and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London’s JDI (Security and Crime Science) and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government.

Tom’s work draws on his experiences as Director of Research at the Institute for Government, a senior crime policy adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in the mid-2000s, and a strategy consultant with Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Through Leapwise, and as a strategic adviser to Deloitte and BCG, Tom has supported major criminal justice reforms in the UK, US, and Australia. He contributes regularly to documentaries and the mainstream press (Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, BBC) and has authored numerous research publications in his areas of specialism. Tom is one of WIRED magazine’s main writers on the future of criminal justice and co-author of Deloitte’s Future of Criminal Justice serries and their Policing 4.0 reports on the Future of Policing. His book Criminal: The Truth About Why People Do Bad Things (Penguin, 2016) was a Times ‘Thought’ Book of the Year.