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Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Sebastian Payne is the Director of Onward.
Adam Hawksbee is the Deputy Director of Onward.
Head of Politics & Polling
James Blagden leads Onward’s Future Politics research programme and is also Chief Data Analyst, working across our research.
Head of Science and Technology
Allan Nixon is Head of Science and Technology at Onward.
Head of Energy and Climate
Jack Richardson is the Head of Energy and Climate at Onward, leading the Getting to Zero research programme.
Alex Luke is a Senior Researcher at Onward, focusing on the Getting to Zero programme.
Jenevieve is a Senior Researcher at Onward, working primarily on the Levelling Up programme.
Anna is a Senior Researcher in the Science and Technology team.
Anastasia is a Senior Researcher in the Science and Technology team
Gavin Rice is the Project Director for Onward’s Future of Conservatism project.
Events and Development Manager
Bel is an Events and Development Manager at Onward.
Shivani H Menon
Shivani H Menon is a Researcher at Onward on the Levelling Up programme.
Deputy Head of Events and Development
Angus is Deputy Head of Events and Development, focusing on expanding Onward’s corporate sponsorship programme and Business Leaders Network.
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.
Callum Newton is a Senior Researcher on the Levelling Up programme.
Angus is an Onward Research Fellow and a Lord Bowen Scholar at Lincoln’s Inn.
Francois is a Senior Researcher on the Social Fabric and Future Politics programmes.
Head of Events and Development
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