CHANNEL 3 CONSULTING has recruited Leo Jones, a former deputy director of children’s services, as a partner to support the company’s continued growth and further strengthen its position in the social care sector.
A qualified social worker and children’s services manager with over 20 years’ experience across consulting and the public sector, Jones will also be Channel 3’s head of delivery.
Immediately before joining Channel 3 Consulting, he was a director at management consultancy IMPOWER. While there, he led a range of complex and innovative whole-system transformation programmes across health and care, with a particular focus in the special educational needs (SEND) and learning disabilities sphere.
His work in this space focused on driving earlier support for children with SEND, through the use of innovative digital assessment tools, and placed a greater focus on improving longer-term outcomes and supporting independence into adulthood.
As a result of his work he was named the 2021 ‘Thought Leader Consultant of the Year’ at the Management Consultancies Association Awards and was asked to present to the director general of the Department for Education and her team.
A passionate advocate of technology’s ability to deliver insights that can help change behaviours, Jones is known for his focus on evidencing the tangible human impact of digitalisation.
Commenting on his appointment, Jones said:
“Channel 3’s reputation for helping organisations harness the power of technology to transform services for the benefit of citizens and patients continues to grow.
“I am thrilled to join a team that is so clearly passionate about what it does.
“With the health and care sectors at breaking point, the need for digital intervention is greater than ever before. Technology can of course drive efficiencies but perhaps more crucially, it can dramatically improve the day-to-day lives of those who deliver and receive vital services.”
John Howard, CEO of Channel 3 Consulting, added:
“Leo has led some of the UK’s most forward-looking work on improving social care and healthcare services. He shares Channel 3’s purpose of harnessing the potential of technology to improve lives and deliver better care, and is committed to helping our clients achieve tangible results for the people they serve.
“His personal experience as a social worker gives him invaluable insight into what service users need, the role technology can play in making services better and how to work effectively with frontline staff to make change happen in a positive way.
“Having Leo in our team will give Channel 3 even more opportunities to help clients overcome the pressures that increasing demand, workforce shortages and tight budgets continue placing on the health and care sector.”
In the past 12 months, Channel 3 Consulting has been awarded several digital transformation contracts in the UK and overseas.
Recent clients have included Reading Council, NHS England, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, the Ministry of Defence, Greater Manchester ICS and Bermuda Hospitals Board.
These notable client relationships have helped deliver over 40% growth at the company since it underwent a management buyout in 2021.
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