Andrew Harrop, General Secretary
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Andrew Harrop has been General Secretary of the Fabian Society since Autumn 2011. 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. 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 is the lead researcher on the Fabian Society Environment & Citizenship Programme. He co-authored the report ‘Climate change and sustainable consumption: what do the public think is fair?’ (Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2011). 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 toCopenhagenpublic engagement programme.
Robert Tinker, Researcher
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Rob Tinker joined the Fabian Society as a Researcher in 2012. Rob is the lead researcher on the Fabian Society’s Next Economy programme as well as working across our Environment & Citizenship and Next State projects. 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 also edited the Fabian collections ‘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’.
Sofie Jenkinson, Editorial Assistant
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Sofie Jenkinson is Editorial Assistant at the Fabian Society. Sofie joined in the Fabian Society in July 2012 after working as a freelance writer and editor. Sofie is editor of the Fabian Review online and Fabian online reports. She also recently edited the Beveridge at 70 policy report. Sofie previously worked in a freelance capacity at the Guardian, Cooler magazine and on a range of online projects. Sofie completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism and Bsc (Econ) in Sociology at Cardiff University.
Richard Speight, Media and Communications Manager
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Richard Speight joined the Fabian Society in January 2012. He previously worked for Richard Howitt MEP, Blue State Digital and the UKNC for UNESCO, and 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
Olly Parker, Head of Partnerships and Events
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Olly joined the Fabian Society in Summer 2011. He has over ten years experience working in both media and politics. Prior to working for the Fabians Olly set-up his own events and promotions company and worked for a variety of record labels before embarking on a career in politics as a researcher and then advisor to a leading Government Minister. Olly has also featured in The Guardian and Evening Standard and he has contributed to reports by the Overseas Development Institute.
Melanie Aplin, Partnerships and Events Assistant
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Melanie Aplin is the Events and Partnerships Assistant at the Fabian Society. She joined in June 2012 after completing an internship with the Events Team at Chatham House. Melanie studied for a Masters in Contemporary European Politics and a BA in French and German with European Studies at the University of Bath.
Phil Mutero, Head of Finance and Operations
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Phil Mutero is a Business Finance graduate from 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 has been organising local societies for about 10 years and has been secretary of Dartfordand 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.