Andrew Harrop, General Secretary

0207 227 4906

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Andrew Harrop has been General Secretary of the Fabian Society since Autumn 2011 and in that time has led the society’s research on economic and social policy as well as the future of the Labour Party. He was previously Director of Policy and Public Affairs for Age UK. He has been a Labour Party activist since 18 and was a parliamentary candidate in the 2005 general election.

Areas of expertise: The economy, labour markets, demographics, public services, health and social care, welfare, pensions, poverty and inequality, government, UK politics, Labour Party


Olivia Bailey, Research Director

0207 227 4912

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Olivia joined the Fabian Society as Research Director in July 2015. She was previously Political Advisor to a member of Labour’s Shadow Cabinet where she worked on Labour’s policy development and political reform. Prior to this Olivia worked for the BBC, as the Chair of Labour Students and as an elected officer at the National Union of Students. She is also currently Chair of the Labour Women’s Network.

Areas of expertise: Labour Party, UK politics, women’s representation and equality, political reform, education, media, culture

Cameron Tait, Head of the Changing Work Centre and Senior Research Fellow

0207 227 4907

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Cameron Tait is Head of the Changing Work Centre and Senior Research Fellow at the Fabian Society. Cameron joined the Society in August 2014 and in addition to leading the Society’s work on the changing world of work, he has published reports on food poverty and renewable energy. He previously ran the Living Wage Commission, the independent inquiry into low pay chaired by the Archbishop of York, after working in the House of Commons as Researcher to John Denham MP.

Areas of expertise: Labour markets, low pay, business policy, poverty, food systems, the retail industry, UK politics

Tara Paterson, Researcher

0207 227 4918

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Tobias Phibbs, Research and Editorial Assistant

0207 227 4913

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Tobias Phibbs is research and editorial assistant at the Fabian Society. Prior to working for the Fabians he was Head of Politics at the Institute of Art and Ideas for a year, having previously worked as a Teaching Assistant in a secondary school. He has a degree from the University of Cambridge in Politics, Psychology and Sociology.


Kate Murray, Head of Editorial

0207 227 4911

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Claire Sewell, Media and Communications Manager

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Claire Sewell joined the Fabian Society in March 2016. Previously, she worked in the communications team at Carers UK. Claire holds a History PhD from the University of Warwick. She wrote her thesis on the emergence of the carer in the context of post-war English and Welsh mental health care.

Partnerships and Events

Alexandra Sanderson, Head of Partnerships and Events

0207 227 4921

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Alex joined the Fabian Society as Head of Partnerships and Events in January 2016. She previously worked at a financial education charity, and prior to this, in the City. Alex joined the Labour Party whilst she was a student at Durham University, and was a parliamentary candidate in the 2015 general election. Alex sits on Labour’s London Regional Board as the representative for NW London, and is the CLP secretary of her local Labour Party.

Robin Harvey, Events and Stakeholder Assistant

0207 227 4917

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Robin joined the Fabian Society in September 2016 as the events and stakeholder assistant. Prior to working at the Fabian Society, Robin studied international relations BSc at the London School of Economics. Robin was a committee member of the Grimshaw Society, which is focused on international affairs. With the society, Robin travelled to Ukraine as part of a student delegation to learn more about the ongoing conflict and the organisations involved. He is particularly interested in the defence, international political economy, new media and revolutions in world politics.



Phil Mutero, Director of Operations

0207 227 4903

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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

0207 227 4904

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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

0207 227 4904

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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.