Malcolm Prowle is Professor of Business Performance at Nottingham Business School and a Visiting Professor at the Open University Business School. He has many years’ experience in the business and government sectors as a senior manager, a management consultant and as an academic.
Professor Prowle is an internationally acknowledged expert on the economics, finance and management of the public sector and has worked at the highest levels of government and has advised Ministers, Ambassadors, senior civil servants, public service managers and service professionals on a variety of issues. He has also been: financial adviser to the House of Commons Health Select Committee, an adviser to two shadow ministers and a consultant to the World Health Organisation.
He has substantial international experience and has worked on major projects concerning public service reform for the Governments of Brazil, Turkey, India and Cyprus. He has also undertaken a number of study tours of public services in overseas countries (Sweden and USA) and has presented papers at several international events. He is a frequent commentator on economic and social issues on radio, TV and in newspapers.
He has spoken and presented papers at a wide range of events and conferences including that of: the Prime Ministers Policy Unit, the CBI, the World Health Organisation and the Karolinska Institute (Sweden). He has written six books and numerous research reports and journal articles. His most recent book, published by Palgrave McMillan, is entitled “Public Services and Financial Austerity: Getting out of the hole” and discusses the impact of the current financial and economic crisis on public services and the societies they serve.