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Our team brings experience from the highest levels of government, business and other thinktanks to produce cutting edge research and events

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.
Jack Kelly leads Onward’s digital and media communications.
James Blagden leads Onward’s Future Politics research programme and is also Chief Data Analyst, working across our research.
Ed leads our Getting to Zero research programme.
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.
James is Onward’s Events and Campaigns Manager. He works on Onward’s event programmes.
Bel works across our research and events, and led the planning of our major conference, Restitch.
Shivani H Menon is a Researcher at Onward on the Levelling Up programme.
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.