The Progress Team

Richard Angell Director

Richard Angell

Richard Angell is director of Progress, secretary of the Third Place First network, a member of the work and business policy commission representing Community Union on the Labour party’s National Policy Forum and co-founder and organiser of Lab3Seats. He is also the former national chair of Young Labour and national secretary of LGBT Labour.

In the summer of 2013, Richard worked for the NSW Labor in Sydney on their general election. Previously he was the general election coordinator in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland in 2010 and election organiser in Wolverhampton South-west in 2005, has run selection campaigns for a number of people who are now MPs, and speaks regularly to local CLPs and Labour groups about the future of the Labour party.

Matthew Faulding – Assistant Director

Matthew Faulding was appointed assistant director of Progress in January 2015. Prior to this he was in public affairs representing a variety of sectors including retail, construction and transport. He has worked for Progress previously and has significant experience organising campaigns, selections and elections.

Adam Harrison  Deputy Editor

Adam Harrison

Adam Harrison joined Progress in 2010 having previously worked in publishing and in market research. He has been a Labour councillor in the London borough of Camden since May 2010. He studied Russian and French at Cambridge University and international relations at the College of Europe, Bruges.


Stuart Macnaughtan  Events Officer

Stuart joined Progress in November 2013 as the events officer, having previously assisted at Progress annual conference.Stuart Macnaughtan

He has previously interned at the Parliamentary Research Service in parliament and worked at Dods Monitoring. He studied international politics at Aberystwyth University and was vice-chair of Aberystwyth University Labour Students


Sian Penny  Membership and Stakeholders Officer

Sian PennySian joined Progress in June 2014 after graduating from the University of Liverpool where she studied modern history and politics. She has previously interned for Louise Ellman MP as part of a parliamentary placement scheme and was the vice-chair of the University of Liverpool Labour Students

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