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

George Bangham

Researcher

George joined the Foundation as a Researcher in September 2017. His work focuses on labour markets and social security.

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Alice Barney

Executive Assistant to the Director and Executive Chair

Alice joined the Resolution Foundation in June 2018, and provides executive assistance to the Executive Chair and Director.

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Torsten Bell

Director

Torsten joined the Foundation in September 2015 as Director. Prior to this, he was Director of Policy for the Labour Party and worked in the Treasury, as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers during the financial crisis and as a civil servant.

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Claire Bracegirdle

Interim Communications Officer

Claire Bracegirdle joined the Resolution Foundation in July 2018 as an Interim Communications Officer.

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Stephen Clarke

Senior Economic Analyst

Stephen joined the Resolution Foundation in March 2016. He leads the Foundation's labour market research and also publishes on low pay, household income, inflation and trade.

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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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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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Jayne Desmond

Director of Resources

Jayne joined the Foundation in 2008 and has responsibility for resources and internal operations, including finance, HR and governance.

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David Finch

Senior Research Fellow

David's work focuses on the impact of Universal Credit, tax and benefit policy, demographic change, pay progression and pension provision. He works one day a week at the RF alongside his role at the Health Foundation.

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Laura Gardiner

Research Director

Laura joined the Resolution Foundation in March 2014. She oversees the organisation’s work in a range of areas including the labour market, taxes, welfare and social mobility. She also specialises in intergenerational issues.

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Rebecca Hawkes

Communications Intern

Rebecca joined the Resolution Foundation as Communications Intern in September 2018.

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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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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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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 agency workers.

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Sharmina Khanam

Resources Manager

Sharmina is the finance officer at Resolution Foundation.

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Fahmida Rahman

Researcher

Fahmida Joined the Resolution Foundation as a researcher in September 2017. Her work focuses on intergenerational fairness.

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Daniel Tomlinson

Research and Policy Analyst

Dan has worked on a range of topics since joining the Resolution Foundation in December 2015, but his focus is now on what can be done to improve housing outcomes in the UK.

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Matthew Whittaker

Deputy Director

Matt is the Deputy Director 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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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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Liberty York

Communications Officer

Liberty York joined the Resolution Foundation in August 2018 as a Communications Officer, having previously worked in the world of startups and technology. She works across the Foundation’s events, media and publications.

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