Nick Pearce Director, IPPR

Nick Pearce rejoined IPPR as Director in September 2010 after two years as Head of the Policy Unit at Number 10. An author and regular commentator on public policy, his recent broadcast appearances include BBC Newsnight, Channel 4 News and Radio 4 Analysis.

Recent articles have been published in the Guardian, Financial Times and Prospect, among many others. His books include Politics for a New Generation, Social Justice: Building a fairer Britain, Tomorrow's Citizens and Wasted Youth. Nick blogs on things that matter to our public life,, from the heart of progressive thinking in Britain.

In addition to running the Downing Street Policy Unit, Nick has worked as an advisor in the Home Office, the Cabinet Office and the former Department for Education and Employment. He was formerly Chair of the Advisory Board to the UK Chief Scientist's Foresight progamme and served on the Equalities Review and the Teaching & Learning 2020 Review.

He is currently a member of the board of the Royal Institute of British Architects Trust and the UK-India Roundtable. He was educated at the Universities of Manchester and Oxford.