FEATURED SPEAKERS
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Dr Emily Andrews

Associate Director
Institute for Government
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Ben Page

Chief Executive
Ipsos MORI
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Carole Cadwalladr

Reporter and features writer
The Guardian and The Observer
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Rishi Sunak MP

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Local Government

Dr Emily Andrews

Associate Director
Institute for Government

Emily Andrews is an Associate Director at the Institute for Government – a non-partisan, independent think tank which works to make government more effective.

She currently leads Performance Tracker, a data-driven analysis of the performance of public services, produced in partnership with CIPFA. She has previously worked on digital transformation in government, and professional skills in Whitehall.

She holds a PhD in the history of dementia from the University of Warwick, and began her career as a secondary school teacher in London.

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Ben Page

Chief Executive
Ipsos MORI

Ben Page is Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI. He joined MORI in 1987 after graduating from Oxford University in 1986, and was one of the leaders of its first management buyout in 2000. A frequent writer and speaker on trends, leadership and performance management, he has directed hundreds of surveys examining consumer trends and citizen behaviour.

From 1987-1992 Ben worked in our private sector business on corporate reputation and consumer research, working for companies like Shell, BAE Systems, Sky TV and IBM. Since 1992 he has worked closely with both Conservative and Labour ministers and senior policy makers across government, leading on work for Downing Street, the Cabinet Office, the Home Office and the Department of Health, as well as a wide range of local authorities and NHS Trusts.

He became Chief Executive of Ipsos in the UK and Ireland in 2009.

Ben is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and serves on advisory groups at the Kings Fund, Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) and the Social Market Foundation (SMF), and is a Trustee at the Centre for London. He is also a commissioner on the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission. He was named in GQ’s 100 Most Connected Men of 2015.

He regularly appears on national TV and radio programmes.

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Carole Cadwalladr

Reporter and features writer
The Guardian and The Observer

Carole Cadwalladr broke the story on the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal throwing a spotlight on the protection of personal data in the public domain, and how governments and companies use data to deliver services, target unsuspecting subjects and influence our lives. The ethical and legal dimensions will reverberate for years.

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Rishi Sunak MP

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Local Government

Rishi Sunak was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 9 January 2018. Rishi was elected Conservative MP for Richmond (Yorks) in May 2015 and served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from June 2017 until his ministerial appointment.

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