Attention Newsdesks

For Immediate Release 10/6/2010

Julia Margo, Deputy Director of Demos will become Acting Director from July 2010.  Richard Reeves will join the Deputy Prime Minister’s office as Special Advisor on Political Strategy.


Philip Collins, Chair of Trustees to Demos said:


“Julia Margo is a leading voice in policy research and I am delighted she will continue her work at Demos as Acting Director.  Richard leaves Demos in the strongest position in its history and is proof of the organisation’s excellence and influence.


“Demos will continue to go from strength to strength as Britain’s leading independent think tank. We look forward to attracting a range of high calibre applicants.”


Julia Margo said:


“I am delighted to take on this role as Demos enters an exciting period with a range of new reports, research programmes and high level appointments. Demos’ influence on policy has cross party appeal; our record speaks for itself and we’re looking forward to forthcoming work on public interest, violence and extremism, economic growth and public finance.”


Demos also announces the appointments of Kitty Ussher, former Economic Secretary to the Treasury, as Chief Economist and Richard Darlington, former Special Advisor to Labour’s election coordinator, as Head of the Open Left project.  Max Wind-Cowie becomes Head of the Progressive Conservatism Project.


For further inquiries regarding Richard Reeves:


Head of News, Cabinet Office

020 7276 1191


For further inquiries regarding Demos:


Beatrice Karol Burks, Press and Communications Officer

020 7367 6325

079 29474938