The Progress Team
Richard Angell – Director
Richard Angell is the director of Progress. He is the founder of Labour’s three seats challenge (#Lab3seats) and has run marginal seat campaigns for the UK Labour party, and its sister party, Australian Labor. He is elected to the TUC’s LGBT committee.
He is a former trade union official for Community Union and worked for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Combatting Antisemitism. He served on Labour’s National Policy Forum (2010-15), as secretary of LGBT Labour (2008-11) and chair of Young Labour (2007-2009).
Matthew Faulding – Deputy 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.
Conor Pope – Deputy Editor
Conor joined Progress as deputy editor in November 2016, having previously worked as the senior reporter at LabourList. He has considerable experience as a lobby journalist, in political campaigning and as a Labour activist.
Laura Griffiths – Events Officer and Editorial Assistant
Laura joined Progress in December 2016.
Email Laura: laura[at]progressonline.org.uk
Jerome Neil – Events Officer and Editorial Assistant
Jerome joined Progress in April 2016 having graduated with a degree in politics. Prior to this he worked in the private sector for a startup specialising in film, photography, and graphic design.
Email Jerome: jerome[at]progressonline.org.uk
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