Our team brings experience from the highest levels of government, business and other thinktanks to produce cutting edge research and events
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Will Tanner is Director of the thinktank Onward. He was previously Deputy Head of Policy in 10 Downing Street and a Special Adviser in the Home Office.
Adam Hawksbee is the Deputy Director of Onward and Head of the Levelling Up research programme.
Head of Communications
Jack Kelly leads Onward’s digital and media communications.
Katie Fairclough is Finance Director at Onward, and oversees all of Onward’s partnerships and fundraising.
Head of Future Politics, Chief Data Analyst
James Blagden leads Onward’s Future Politics research programme and is also Chief Data Analyst, working across our research.
Head of Energy and Climate
Ed leads our Getting to Zero research programme.
Head of Science and Technology
Matt leads our new programme on making the UK a science superpower.
Luke Stanley is a Senior Researcher at Onward, leading our Social Fabric programme.
Francesca is a Senior Researcher at Onward, working primarily on levelling up.
Maria Priestley is a Senior Research working on our Science Superpower research programme.
Alex Luke is a Senior Researcher at Onward, focusing on the Getting to Zero programme.
Jenevieve is a Researcher at Onward, working primarily on our Social Fabric and Future Politics programmes.
Events and Campaigns Manager
James is Onward’s Events and Campaigns Manager. He works on Onward’s event programmes.
Events and Research Associate
Bel works across our research and events, currently leading the planning of our major conference, Restitch.
Shivani H Menon
Shivani H Menon is an intern at Onward, she joined in October 2021.
Ted is a Policy Fellow focusing on our Net Zero research. He was previously a Senior Researcher at Onward.
Tim Pitt is a Policy Fellow focusing on Economic policy.
Toby Lloyd is a Policy Fellow working on Social Fabric policy.
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