Wednesday 27 September


Former PwC Director Evelyn John has joined Inner Circle Consulting to head up the public sector specialist’s Prosperous Places division and focus on “building communities around social, environmental and economic capital to transform places for people.”


Evie, who specialised in Housing, Place, and Transformation of Local Public Services at PwC, takes up position in September at Inner Circle, which is currently spearheading regenerative place projects across the UK in partnership with councils and communities in Cornwall, the Thames Estuary and Bristol, among others.


She said: “I truly believe that neighbourhood is the real unit of transformation and the place where you can make the biggest difference. It can be transformational for people in a way that a focus on individual services cannot be. And Inner Circle has all the ingredients to bring fresh thinking on this together, and catalyse it.”


Over the last decade Evie has worked closely with senior leaders in local and central government to successfully design, deliver and implement programmes in a range of complex areas, specialising in business case development, programme implementation and complex stakeholder management and governance.


“I’ve greatly enjoyed working at PwC on change, housing, social improvement and levelling up strategies. I am driven to make a difference and unlock people’s potential, and now I’m looking to unlock a new challenge for myself too.”


Co-founder of Inner Circle Jamie Ounan said: “We are delighted to welcome Evie to our team and know that we couldn’t ask for a better fit with our principles of regeneration, that apply equally and fundamentally to social and environmental place-making, so that our work protects, restores and revives.”


“We are a 21st century consultancy for 21st century challenges – and given the scale of the challenges, we believe modern consultancy must dig deep to build a symbiotic relationship with local government and help it to grow its sustainability with every success.”


Chris Twigg, Inner Circle co-founder, added: “Our strong and growing multidisciplinary team of public sector experts and associates are ready to confront the knottiest problems. They have a track record of delivering the goods. The team’s performance and core values are rooted in their determination to deliver ambitious projects and their commitment to work that creates equal, sustainable prosperity. We’re delighted to welcome Evie to help us deliver even more.”