Andrew Harrop, General Secretary
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Andrew Harrop has been General Secretary of the Fabian Society since Autumn 2011. He leads the society’s Next State and Next Economy programmes and was secretary to the Fabian Commission on Future Spending Choices. He was previously Director of Policy and Public Affairs for Age UK, where he led the charity’s policy, public affairs, campaigns and events teams. He has also worked as a researcher for the New Policy Institute and for a backbench Labour MP and he is on the board of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies. He has been a Labour Party activist since 18 and was a Parliamentary Candidate in the 2005 General Election.
Marcus Roberts, Deputy General Secretary
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Marcus Roberts was appointed as Deputy General Secretary of the Fabian Society in November 2011. He leads the society’s Labour’s Next Majority programme. Marcus served as Field Director of the Ed Miliband for Leader campaign and was Campaign Manager for Rushanara Ali’s 2010 Bethnal Green & Bow election. He is a Founding Partner of Zentrum Consulting and also worked on the Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama US presidential campaigns.
Natan Doron, Senior Researcher
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Natan Doron joined the Fabian Society in September 2010 and leads the society’s Environment & Citizenship programme. He has been author or editor of an extensive range of Fabian reports: Here Today, Reflection and Renewal, Home Truths, Revaluing Food, No Right Turn, Running Dry, For the Public Good, Everyone on Board and Waste Not Want Not. Prior to working at the Fabian Society, Natan worked in the Greenpeace China office in Beijing where he contributed to a number of campaigns including the Road to Copenhagen public engagement programme.
Robert Tinker, Researcher
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Rob Tinker joined the Fabian Society as a Researcher in 2012. He is the lead researcher on the society’s Next Economy programme as well as working across our Environment & Citizenship and Next State projects. He was researcher to the Fabian Commission on Future Spending Choices and was author of the Fabian report Home Truths. He is a graduate of the University of Durham
Ed Wallis, Head of Editorial
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Ed Wallis is the Head of Editorial at the Fabian Society. Ed joined the Fabian Society in October 2007 after completing a Masters in Contemporary British Politics at Goldsmiths and a Bsc at the LSE. In 2011 Ed became Editor of the Fabian Review, the quarterly magazine of the Fabian Society. He has edited Fabian policy reports on food policy, social security, employment and responsible capitalism and has also edited two Fabian pamphlets From the Workhouse to Welfare: What Beatrice Webb’s 1909 Minority Report can teach us today and The Fairness Instinct: How we can harness public opinion to save the environment.
Anya Pearson, Editorial Assistant
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Anya joined the Fabians in June 2013. She is editor of the online Fabian Review and also edited the Fabian policy report All of our Business. She has worked as a research assistant at the Runnymede Trust and University College London, and as a policy assistant at NUS. Anya completed a Masters in History at UCL and a BA (hons) in History and Sociology at the University of Leeds. She has written for the Guardian, Prison Reform Trust and the Runnymede Bulletin.
For inquiries about writing for the Fabian Society, please contact Anya.
Richard Speight, Media and Communications Manager
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Richard Speight joined the Fabian Society in January 2012 and leads for the society on media, digital, communications and marketing. He also carries out quantitative analysis for Fabian research projects. Richard previously worked for Richard Howitt MEP, Blue State Digital and the UKNC for UNESCO. He is a councillor for Stanford-le-Hope East and Corringham Town ward in Thurrock. After completing a master’s degree in History at the University of Cambridge he spent a year teaching English in Madrid.
For all press enquiries, please contact Richard.
Partnerships and Events
Phil Mutero, Head of Finance and Operations
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Phil Mutero is chief operating officer for the society, leading its work on finance, operations and membership. He is a chartered accountant and has a degree in Business Finance from the University of Westminster. Prior to joining the Fabians Phil worked as a Senior Finance Officer at a Housing Association in Highbury and previously worked for Johnson & Johnson as a Financial Accountant.
Giles Wright, Membership Officer
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Giles Wright is Membership Officer at the Fabian Society. Giles works at the Fabian Society on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. He is Chair of Central London Fabians, Treasurer of the Bloomsbury & Kings Cross branch of the Labour Party, in Holborn and St Pancras constituency, and a school governor.
Deborah Stoate, Local Fabian Societies Officer
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Deborah provides support and guidance to local Fabian Societies, including supporting new societies to launch and established ones to work together on regional events. She has been secretary of Dartford and Gravesham Fabian Society for 12 years. She worked as Constituency Office Manager for her husband, Dr Howard Stoate, whilst he was an MP. She teaches music in a primary school in Greenwich. She is a Dartford Borough Councillor and secretary of Dartford Labour Party. Deborah works at the Fabian Society on Thursdays.
Please contact her if you are interested in forming a local society or would like to find out more about Fabian activities in your area.