Andy is the CSJ’s Chief Executive and is responsible for making sure that the CSJ remains one of Westminster’s leading policy think tanks. Andy leads the CSJ team, sets the strategy and oversees its implementation. Prior to joining the CSJ Andy co-founded the leading education charity, TwentyTwenty, growing it to be an organisation of regional prominence as well as national influence and developing strategy for its national roll-out. In addition, under Andy’s leadership, TwentyTwenty picked up multiple high-profile charity awards. Andy is a judge for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, a board member of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations, and an advisor to several philanthropists and industry impact awards.
Edward is Managing Director at the CSJ. Prior to this, he worked as a Special Advisor at the Department for Work and Pensions, with a particular focus on reforming welfare and tackling poverty. He is driven by a desire to support the most disadvantaged to be given every opportunity to reach their full potential. He has authored a number of influential reports on social policy on topics such as reforming prisons, preventing sexual exploitation and tackling drug addiction. He has previously worked with think tanks, as a consultant in the police and education sectors, as a teacher on negotiation at the London School of Economics, and at the Product Manager of Listed Alternative Assets at the London Stock Exchange.
He is a regular media commentator appearing at conferences and on national broadcast outlets along with writing articles for the print media.
Edward read Economics (BA) at Exeter University and Management and Economics (MSc) at the London School of Economics.
Edward oversees the work of the policy research team at the CSJ. He joined the organisation from the Health Foundation where he was a Policy Fellow for two years. Prior to this he spent the majority of his career working as a journalist, specialising in health and social care policy. This included seven years as an editor at the BMJ and writing for a range of trade and general publications from Medeconomics to The Guardian. He began his career as a research analyst in the pharmaceutical industry.
Silvia joined the Centre for Social Justice in January 2016 as a Policy Adviser and regards it as a tremendous privilege to work in close relationship with our poverty-fighting Alliance members.
Her previous experience includes founding a charity teaching entrepreneurship to Pupil Referral children. Silvia has supported many social justice charities in their start-up phases, most recently becoming Chairman of Trustees to Kids Matter, a new community parenting charity aimed a vulnerable families. She was Trustee at the think-tank Civitas for 15 years, and has been a state school governor for over 10 years in both the primary and secondary sectors. In her early career she worked as policy adviser to members of the House of Lords, including Emily Blatch and Caroline Cox.
Silvia holds a BA in Languages from Cambridge and an MA in Ethics from Kings College, London.
Jo joined the Centre for Social Justice in 2016 as Finance Director. Jo qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001 followed by 10 years leading the Finance Department of one of the East Midlands largest housing providers.
Jo now works with a number of businesses in the not-for-profit sector, including the CSJ, helping to build efficiency and robustness into their everyday processes and working alongside senior management and Board to drive the business forward to a sustainable future.
Head of the Family Policy Unit
Frank joined the Centre for Social Justice in 2015 and is Head of the Family Policy Unit. Before joining the CSJ Frank worked for a leading public affairs agency, where he worked with major clients to promote large strategic infrastructure projects. Prior to that he spent seven years working for the Conservative Party managing high profile election campaigns. Frank graduated from the University of York where he read Social Policy.
Head of Criminal Justice
Rory joined the Centre for Social Justice in 2017 as Head of Criminal Justice. Rory has previously worked in strategy at PwC and started working on criminal justice while at the Institute for Government. His criminal justice policy experience is blended with frontline practice, spending five years as a police officer working across response, neighbourhoods and gangs in the Metropolitan Police. Rory graduated from the University of Oxford where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Trinity College.
James is head of the CSJ’s Education Policy Unit. James is a qualified lawyer; prior to joining the CSJ, he practised at Dentons, an international law firm, where he specialised in employment law. He is committed to improving lives through social policy and has a particular interest in education and labour market policy.
His academic background blends law, economics and politics. He has a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, where he graduated with Distinction and won the course prize for the top performing student, and a First Class degree from the University of Bath.
Joy started working at the Centre for Social Justice in November 2016 and manages the Centre for Social Justice’s extensive events programme.
Prior to joining the CSJ, Joy worked in Parliament for two Conservative MPs, helping to run their busy Westminster and constituency offices. Previously Joy worked in the film industry where she organised high profile events. Joy was born in the United States and came to the UK to do a masters degree at LSE. Her passion for social justice comes from a long period supporting humanitarian charities in Albania, Kosovo, China & India. She is an elected Ealing Councillor and the Shadow Portfolio holder for Health & Wellbeing and the trustee of a homeless charity in Acton as well as Chairman of the Ealing Central Business Club.
Anna manages partnerships at the Centre for Social Justice. She joined the organisation from the office of the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP where she conducted research on EU matters during the referendum campaign, as well as ensuring he met his constituency commitments.
Prior to this, Anna worked for a Conservative backbencher fighting and winning the 2015 General Election for a marginal seat, experienced time working at the European Parliament in Brussels, the Centre for European Reform and the BackBoris 2012 campaign.
She has a First Class BA Hons in International Relations and French from the University of Exeter having spent her Erasmus year studying at Sciences-Politiques in Aix-en-Provence, and a MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics.
Corporate Donor Manager
Caroline joined the Centre for Social Justice in November 2016 and has responsibility for Corporate and Trust & Foundation fundraising.
Prior to joining CSJ, Caroline worked at the West London Zone, the UK’s first operational collective impact initiative, where she contributed to the development of a social impact bond focusing on improving life chances for disadvantaged children and young people. Caroline started her career as a Head Start Teacher in Brooklyn, New York, before her doctoral studies at the Florida Centre for Reading Research at Florida State University. Since arriving in London, Caroline has worked for the National Literacy Trust, National Children’s Bureau, and crime prevention charity Only Connect.
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.
Joe joined the CSJ’s policy team in 2016. His research focuses on improving education for society’s most disadvantaged, understanding community breakdown, and diversifying the UK labour market.
Prior to joining the CSJ, Joe graduated from the University of Oxford with Distinction, having completed a Master’s on parliamentary politics in the late eighteenth century. He completed his undergraduate degree at UCL.
Noel Williams joined the Centre for Social Justice in September 2017 as the inaugural participant in the CSJ’s Criminal Justice Policy Internship programme. Noel is a 26 year old Londoner with firsthand experience of the criminal justice system during his youth, from age 13 to 21. Noel is currently studying BA Applied Social Studies at the University of Bedfordshire part-time.