Team

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 Onward. He was previously Deputy Head of Policy in 10 Downing Street and a Special Adviser in the Home Office.
Katie Fairclough previously worked as the assistant social secretary to the UK Ambassador in Washington D.C.
Luke is a Senior Researcher at Onward, leading our Social Fabric programme.
James Blagden leads Onward’s Levelling Up programme, focusing on mapping and data analysis.
Alex is a Researcher at Onward, focusing on the Getting to Zero programme.
Francesca is a Researcher at Onward, working primarily on levelling up.
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 is an intern at Onward, she joined in October 2021.
Shivani is an intern at Onward, she joined in October 2021.