After two very energetic and enjoyable years, I am now moving on from the TPA. It has been an incredible experience working for such a dynamic campaign, and it has been very pleasing to play a part in the organisation’s rapid growth.
We are now at a stage where our voice cannot be ignored in Westminster. Government departments, public sector bodies and local councils have been shaken out of a culture of too much complacency, with waste, transparency, the tax burden and the quality (or lack of) of political management now key issues. It remains a tough and messy fight, with powerful vested interests resisting reform, but one I am confident we can eventually win.
My replacement as Research Director is the very able Matthew Sinclair. I am sure the research work of the TPA will go from strength to strength under his direction, and I know exciting projects are underway.
I want to thank Matthew Elliott, Andrew Allum and everyone at the TPA, and all our thousands of supporters, for making the last two years possible. I will stay closely in touch, and wish everyone well for the future.
With very best wishes