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Owain Service


Managing Director, BIT

Owain Service is the Managing Director of the Behavioural Insights Team and Board Director. Owain was previously a Deputy Director of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, where he led programmes of work on public service reform, education, energy and developed the UK’s first National Security Risk Assessment as part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review. Prior to that, Owain chaired European negotiations while at the Foreign Office during the UK Government’s 2005 Presidency of the European Union. Owain holds degrees from Cambridge and the London School of Economics and has written widely on public policy strategy and behavioural insights, having co-authored most of the team’s papers (including ‘Test, Learn, Adapt’, ‘Behaviour Change and Energy Use’ and the EAST paper).