The Resolution Foundation has a small staff team, led by our Director, Torsten Bell, and a board of trustees.

David Willetts

Executive Chair

David joined the Resolution Foundation as Executive Chair in June 2015. He was Minister for Universities and Science, attending Cabinet, from 2010-2014.

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Torsten Bell

Director

Torsten joined the Foundation in September 2015 as Director. Prior to this, Torsten was Director of Policy for the Labour Party and worked in the Treasury, both as a special adviser and a civil servant.

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Rob Holdsworth

Director of Communications

Rob joined the Resolution Foundation in September 2014 as Director of Communications. Previously he was Senior Campaigns and Communications Officer at the Trades Union Congress.

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Matthew Whittaker

Chief Economist

Matt is Chief Economist at the Resolution Foundation think tank. He joined in 2008 and took a lead role in developing the Foundation’s growing research focus on living standards among low to middle income households. He now manages the organisation’s research output.

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Laura Gardiner

Senior Research and Policy Analyst

Laura joined the Resolution Foundation in March 2014 as a Senior Research and Policy Analyst. Her work at the Foundation has focused on analysis of the labour market, including pay trends, self-employment and the social care workforce. She now specialises in intergenerational issues.

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Lindsay Judge

Senior Research and Policy Analyst

Lindsay joined the Resolution Foundation in February 2016 as a Senior Research and Policy Analyst. She leads on housing and migration.

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David Finch

Senior Economic Analyst

David joined the Resolution Foundation in May 2014 as a Senior Economic Analyst after 8 years at the Department for Work and Pensions. David leads RF’s work on Universal Credit and wider welfare reform as well as tax policy analysis.

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Kathleen Henehan

Research and Policy Analyst

Kathleen joined the Resolution Foundation in 2017, working on post-16 skills and education, including apprenticeships, technical and higher education, and adult skills development.

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Conor D’Arcy

Senior Research and Policy Analyst

Conor joined the Resolution Foundation in September 2013. His work focuses on a range of labour market issues including the minimum wage, self-employment, pay progression and zero-hours contracts.

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Stephen Clarke

Research & Policy Analyst

Stephen joined the Resolution Foundation in March 2016 as a Research & Policy Analyst. He covers city economies and demographic issues.

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Adam Corlett

Senior Economic Analyst

Adam joined the Resolution Foundation in May 2014, and his writing and analysis focus on tax and welfare, the labour market and fiscal policy.

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Natalie Cox

Communications Manager

Natalie joined the Resolution Foundation in January 2014 as Communications Officer, working on editorial, digital, press and events.

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Toby Phillips

Researcher

Toby joined the Resolution Foundation in June 2016 to lead on a welfare policy research project, as part of his studies with Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government.

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Helena Rose

Office Manager

Helena joined the Foundation in July 2015 and is responsible for executive assistance and office management.

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Daniel Tomlinson

Research and Policy Analyst

Dan joined the Resolution Foundation in December 2015 as a Researcher and is now a Research and Policy Analyst.

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Sharmina Khanam

Personal Assistant

Sharmina is personal assistant to David Willetts.

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Jayne Desmond

Director of Resources

Jayne is responsible for finance, HR and office management at the Foundation.

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