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Our Team

DIRECTOR

WILL TANNER

Will Tanner advised the Prime Minister Theresa May between 2013 and 2017, as a Special Adviser in the Home Office and as Deputy Head of Policy in 10 Downing Street. He has also previously worked for the leading communications firm, Portland, and for the independent thinktank, Reform.

Email: [email protected]. Follow: @Will_Tanner

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

WILL HOLLOWAY

Will Holloway is Onward’s Deputy Director, having joined in late 2020. Before joining Onward, Will worked as a Special Adviser at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for International Development. Previously, he worked in the Research Department at CCHQ and in Parliament.

Email: [email protected]

Follow: @willjholloway

HEAD OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS

KATIE FAIRCLOUGH

Katie Fairclough previously worked as the assistant social secretary to the UK Ambassador in Washington D.C. She has worked on various political campaigns in the United States and has experience working on Capitol Hill. Katie hold’s a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Email: [email protected]

SENIOR RESEARCHER

TED CHRISTIE-MILLER

Ted Christie-Miller joined Onward in January 2019 and now leads Onward’s Getting to Zero research programme. Previously, he worked in the Public Policy Unit at Instinctif Partners. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2018 with a Masters degree in History.

Email: [email protected]

Follow: @tedcmiller

SENIOR RESEARCHER

JAMES BLAGDEN

James Blagden joined Onward in 2018 and leads Onward’s Levelling Up research programme. James specialises in data analysis and mapping. He has previously studied at the University of Southampton and University of Reading, and holds a Masters degree in Public Policy.

Email: [email protected]

PROGRAMME MANAGER

FJOLLA KRASNIQI

Before joining the team, Fjolla worked as Chief of Staff to Seema Kennedy OBE MP during her time as PPS to the Prime Minister, Theresa May. She also previously worked in the Parliamentary office of Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, while he was Foreign Secretary and at The Elections Centre with psephologists Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. Fjolla has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from University College London.

Email: [email protected]

RESEARCHER

JESS HOPWOOD

Jess joined Onward in January 2020 and works as a policy intern focusing on data analysis and research. She holds a degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham.

Email: [email protected]

RESEARCHER

FRANCESCA FRASER

Francesca joined Onward in January 2020. During the 2019 General Election, she worked as a Communications Officer at The Electoral Commission and has also spent time at Policy Exchange as a Summer intern. Francesca graduated from the University of Bristol in 2019 with a degree in Philosophy and Sociology.

Email: [email protected]

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