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 which has produced reports on the 2015 election, individual constituency organising and the rise of UKIP. 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.
Cameron Tait, Senior Researcher
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Cameron Tait joined the Fabian Society as Senior Researcher in August 2014. He was previously Head of Research and Secretariat at the Living Wage Commission, an independent inquiry into low pay in the UK, chaired by the Archbishop of York. At the Living Wage Commission, he authored the Commission’s reports Working for poverty and Work that pays, as well as managing the Commission’s overall work programme. Prior to this Cameron worked in the House of Commons as Researcher to John Denham MP after serving as President of the University of Sussex Students’ Union.
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, Editorial Director and Senior Research Fellow
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Ed Wallis is the Editorial Director and Senior Research Fellow 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, Assistant Editor
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Anya joined the Fabians in June 2013. She is editor of the online Fabian Review and also edited the Fabian reports All of our Business and How Labour can change Britain. 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
Felicity Slater, Events and Partnerships Manager
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Felicity Slater joined the Fabian Society as Partnerships and Events Manager in June 2014, coordinating the Society’s work with partners and funders and running the events programme. Previously, Felicity worked at Progress as Membership and Stakeholders Officer, where she delivered a number of conferences, including Progress’s first national women’s conference, and worked on the production of The Purple Book. Felicity has also worked for a Labour MP, as campaign manager for a Labour MEP candidate and at the Institute for Government.
Ciara Dunne, Events and Partnerships Assistant
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Ciara Dunne joined the Fabians as an Events and Partnerships Assistant in August 2014. Prior to this, she worked for Alison McGovern MP. She graduated with a BA in International Politics and Policy from the University of Liverpool.
Phil Mutero, Director of 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.