Catherine Needham is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Public Management at the University of Birmingham. She is currently working on a range of research projects to explore the implications of personalisation and co-production for public service delivery.
David Hall is Director and Founder of the Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) at the University of Greenwich, which researches privatisation and public services worldwide. He works internationally with trade unions and civil society on the problems of privatisation and ways of returning services to the public sector.
Gail Cartmail is an Assistant General Secretary at Unite the Union. Her main role is to lead the union’s construction, energy, finance and public service teams, campaigning for better terms and conditions for members in that sector. She is a Commissioner at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.
Neal Lawson is chair of the pressure group Compass and author of the book All Consuming. He serves on the Board of UK Feminista and is an associate member of the Bauman Institute at the University of Leeds.
Matt Dykes is the TUC's Senior Policy Officer for Public Services, responsible for work on outsourcing and privatisation and public service reform. Matt also leads the TUC's work on the joint union All Together for the NHS campaign.
Bill Kerry set up The Equality Trust together with Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, the authors of The Spirit Level. He now works part-time for the Trust which campaigns to reduce income inequality in the UK. Before this, he worked as a chartered secretary in the private, charitable and social enterprise sectors.
Sampson Low is Head of Policy at UNISON where he has supported members fighting privatisation. He previously worked for the Office for National Statistics as a researcher and was the local Branch Secretary for the IPMS (now Prospect) union branch.
Dan Gregory is an independent advisor on the funding and finance of mutual and social enterprise, working both on policy at a national level and in practice at a grassroots, local level. He is currently Director of the Social Economy Alliance.
Hilary Wainwright is a fellow of the Transnational Institute, and co-editor of Red Pepper magazine. She is a leading researcher and writer on how to strengthen democracy in the face of corporate power and on democracy - rather than market - driven strategies for public service reform and the positive role that trade unions and public service users can play in this process.
Clifford sits on our Board and is also one of our advisors. Clifford is director of progressive design agency Social Spark, and has founded or co-founded a series of online campaigns including MyDavidCameron, False Economy and Who Funds You.