Gavin Kelly


Gavin is a media commentator on economics and public policy. He founded and oversees the Foundation’s support for innovative ventures that practically improve living standards, as well as covering a wide range of issues spanning economic policy, public services and social mobility. He joined the Foundation as Chief Executive from No 10 Downing Street in 2010 where he had been Deputy Chief of Staff. He spent over a decade in Whitehall as a member of the Council of Economic Advisors at HMT, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State at the Department for Education and Deputy Head of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. Gavin is also chair of the Living Wage Commission (which sets the real Living Wage for 6000 UK employers), chair of the Timewise Innovation Unit for Flexible Work and a board member of Political Quarterly and Prospect magazine.