Gavin Rice

After a previous career in teaching Gavin moved into politics, working for a political consultancy and then as a Special Adviser to the Government with a focus on policy. After leaving Government he moved to the Centre for Social Justice, a poverty focused think tank in Westminster with a nationwide Alliance of front-line charities informing its work. He focuses on welfare, employment and wider economic policy issues and is passionate about the value and dignity of work. He also writes regularly for a variety of platforms commenting on politics and policy.

Karen Paterson

Karen  qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young, London in 1994 working within financial services, specialising in the insurance industry.  Following a two year secondment to Australia, she returned to London and worked in the Information Security and Assurance Practice where she was responsible for IT audit assurance activity within insurance market clients and managed the outsourced IT internal audit for the Corporation of Lloyds and Aon.

Kathleen Henehan

Kathleen is a senior analyst at the Resolution Foundation, working on labour market policy, youth employment and post-16 education. Prior to joining the Resolution Foundation, Kathleen worked at Universities UK, where she focused on graduate employment outcomes and learning and teaching policy. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics.

Dr Philippa Lloyd

Philippa Lloyd is a physicist by background with a PhD in atmospheric physics. Whilst working in Government, she held a variety of policy and corporate roles and has acted as Principal Private Secretary to three Secretaries of State.

Sarah Hopkins

Sarah joined Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales in January 2020. Cynnal Cymru is the leading independent sustainable development charity in Wales and the accrediting body for the Living Wage in Wales. 

Matthew Bolton

Matthew Bolton has pioneered community organising as a force for social change and democratic renewal. With 15 years experience as an Organiser and now Director at Citizens UK, he has helped build a nation-wide alliance of tens of thousands of active citizens and trained community leaders. Matthew was the lead Organiser for the UK Living Wage campaign, which has now accredited nearly 5,000 Living Wage Employers and won over £800m for low-paid workers.

Patrick Spencer

Patrick is Head of Work and Welfare Unit at the CSJ focusing on productivity, economic growth, skills and employment. He has a BA in Politics from the University of Leeds and a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University in Washington DC. Prior to joining the CSJ he worked for 4 years in the financial services and public affairs industry.

Clare Kearney

With over 20 years reward and recognition experience gained from working across multiple industry sectors, Clare has built significant expertise in designing effective and affordable reward strategies, aligned to the strategic direction of the business.  Clare first came across Everton during her time at PwC whilst working with the Club to implement strong reward foundations.  Gaining the opportunity to work permanently for the Club has been a fantastic opportunity to continue to shape a holistic reward and recognition strategy under the vision of the Club’s People Director, Kim Healey.  Wi

Ben Johnson

Ben advises the Mayor of London on matters relating to business, science and technology, growth and economic fairness. In this role Ben chairs the Greater London Authority’s steering group on economic fairness, and works with the Mayor, Deputy Mayors and senior GLA officials to develop and implement policies to promote fair pay, good working conditions, financial inclusion and opportunity.