Chief Operating Officer
Nitika is a founding team member and Chief Operating Officer at Apolitical, the first peer to peer platform for public servants globally – helping them find the best policy ideas, partners and innovators across 120 countries. Formerly a senior advisor at HM Treasury, she has served as Chief of Staff to the UK Ambassador to the EU, led financial negotiations in the EU and driven commercial reforms in Whitehall.
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Beyond procurement: How public servants partner with business
Theatre: Finance and Corporate
While business thinks procurement is challenging, public servants themselves sometimes wonder how to stay within the rules while achieving the best policy outcome. Some of them have gone the extra mile to partner imaginatively with business, setting new precedents for the rest of government. Against the stereotype of procurement as a blocker, this panel explores the art of what is possible within government.