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The Progressive Policy Think Tank


As IPPR's Director, Tom is responsible for our overall strategy, networks, and programme of work.

Tom created the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice to develop a new vision for the British economy in 2030 and the policies to achieve it. 

He also established IPPR’s Progressive Brexit programme, which aims to influence all parties to achieve the most progressive Brexit deal possible, and launched our journal of ideas, the IPPR Progressive Review, with the goal of embracing a new generation of progressive thinkers.

He is a regular contributor to the Observer on economic policy, and the New Statesman on politics. He has also written for the Times, Guardian, Huffington Post, the Washington Post, and the Lancet, and appeared on BBC radio and News24.    

He is an expert in health policy, having spent more than a decade at McKinsey and Company, where he was a partner and held leadership roles in the healthcare practice in both London and New York. 

He has helped governments with healthcare reform in more than a dozen countries across five continents, working with health secretaries, prime ministers, and heads of state.

He has also served international institutions, such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and international foundations including the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

During his time based in New York City, he supported US state governments to implement innovations to expand coverage and improve the quality and accessibility of care as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied history.