President of the Academy of Social Sciences; Co-chair the Purposeful Company
President of the Academy of Social Sciences; Co-chair the Purposeful Company; Chair, Editorial Advisory Board of the Fairness Foundation; Presenter, We Society podcast; Columnist, The Observer.
Formerly: Non-executive director Satellite Applications Catapult (2014-2022); Principal, Hertford College, University of Oxford (2011-2020); Co-founder the Big Innovation Centre; Chief Executive, the Work Foundation (2000-08); Editor-in-Chief, The Observer (1996-2000); Economics Editor the Guardian (1990-96) Economics Editor, Producer and Reporter, BBC TV.
Author: The State We’re In, Them and Us, The Writing on the Wall, Saving Britain (with Andrew Adonis), The Revolution that Never Was, The World We’re In, How Good We Can Be.
An Honorary Governor (2019-), The Ditchley Foundation.