Chief Executive Officer
Philippa is CEO of the Legatum Institute. Prior to joining the Institute, she was Chief Executive of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), a think tank she co-founded in 2004. Between 2010 and 2015, Philippa served as Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. In this post she played a key role in devising and implementing the government's social justice agenda, advising the Prime Minister on the the introduction of Universal Credit and other key reforms, including measures to increase social investment and alleviate child poverty. Philippa's early career was spent in the voluntary sector, working to rehabilitate drug addicts and former triad gang members in Hong Kong and Macau. In Britain, she has founded and run numerous social justice projects, including serving as Executive Director of the Bridge Project, a voluntary sector project that provided supported accommodation for homeless men and women. Philippa was made a life peer in 2015 in recognition of her work tackling poverty and social breakdown.
Director of Policy
Stephen’s work at the Legatum Institute focuses on the socio-economic drivers of prosperity. He also leads the Institute’s Centre for Metrics, which will host the Prosperity Index, and other UK and international social and economic metrics. Since 2015, Stephen has been an Advisor to the Saudi Government. He has been a Director at Social Finance; and he also advised the UK Department for Work and Pensions from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining DWP, Stephen spent 15 years at Oliver Wyman, where he was a Partner, and served a term as the head of its London Office. He is a board member of the Centre for Social Justice and also of Social Finance Digital Labs, and a member of the UK Social Metrics Commission. He is the author of Dynamic Benefits (the blueprint for Universal Credit) and Outcome-based Government.
Chief Operating Officer
Nathan is the Legatum Institute’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to taking up this role, Nathan was the Chief Operating Officer for the Centre for Social Justice. Before that, Nathan spent 6 years at the Legatum Institute where he led the production of the Institute's signature publication, the Legatum Prosperity Index™. Nathan is also the Executive Director of the Atlantic Partnership, a non-partisan charity that promotes a strong relationship between the transatlantic nations. Nathan has worked in the House of Lords as a speechwriter and researcher and has authored many Legatum Institute reports and policy papers. His writing has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes magazine, the Harvard Business Review, and Foreign Policy Magazine. Nathan is the former Senior Parliamentary Researcher to Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff and has worked for several campaign organisations providing independent writing, research and consultancy services. Nathan holds a degree in Business Studies with Law from the University of Brighton.
Director of Communications
Alastair oversees all aspects of the Legatum Institute’s communications, including broadcast, print, online and social media. Prior to joining us, Alastair spent almost a decade in politics and communications, serving latterly as a Special Adviser in two posts under David Cameron. As well as working in politics, Alastair has devised and implemented communications strategies for a range of clients including foreign governments, international charities and FTSE 500 corporations. He is an alumnus of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) and was awarded an MA (Distinction) in War Studies from King's College London in 2007. He is undertaking a part-time PhD at the same institution, examining UK-Nigerian development and security cooperation during the coalition government. Alastair is an Associate of the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC) and has taught at the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Services Command Staff College (JSCSC) at Shrivenham.
Head of Business Development
Terrie is Head of Business Development. Her role is to head up the Institute’s fundraising efforts, managing a team to build partnerships and relationships with supporters, including individuals, corporations and foundations. Terrie has been in fundraising for 15 years, with recent roles as Development Manager at Sadler’s Wells and Senior Director at CSS Fundraising, where she worked with clients such as Christian Aid, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Natural History Museum. Terrie holds an MA in History from Jesus College, Cambridge.
Director of Operations
Shelley is Director of Operations at the Legatum Institute and leads our Cultural Transformation programme. Her role is to manage the Institute’s events programme and facilities, promoting the Institute’s ethos of hospitality and excellence through these activities. She has worked in operations in the charity sector for over 10 years, with her most recent role that of Director of Operations for the HTB Group. Throughout her career Shelley has run a diverse range of events at venues including O2 Arena, Royal Albert Hall, Hammersmith Apollo, Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre and Central Hall Westminster; overseeing events both throughout the UK and overseas, in countries including Australia, Mexico, Hong Kong and Chile. Shelley holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queensland University of Technology. She is passionate about alleviating poverty and gender equality; and has co-founded two networks in support of these causes.
Corporate Membership Director
Georgiana is Corporate Membership Director of the Legatum Institute and runs our Business Forum. She also works part-time for BrexitCentral as their BrexitCircle Director. Georgiana was most recently Head of Regional Fundraising for The Conservative Party. Prior to that, she ran the fundraising for the referendum campaigns; Vote Leave (2016) and NOtoAV (2011). She has also worked for Boris Johnson and the Imperial War Museum.
Prior to joining the Legatum Institute, James was Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors from 2014 to 2017 where he became a regular commentator on UK and European economic matters and business trends. Prior to the IoD he was with Accenture, where he led their UK Research team. He started his financial career as a merchant bank economist working with Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Kleinwort, and eventually helped to found the boutique bank Augusta and Company. Before embarking on a career in finance, James was a signals officer in the Royal Navy, where he remains an honorary Commander. James Sproule sits on the European Advisory Board of LEK Consulting and he stood for Parliament at the 2005 general election and was for seven years a visiting fellow in the Department of Management Economics at the London School of Economics.