The Progress Team

Richard Angell Director

Richard Angell on BBC NewsRichard 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).

Contact: richard[at] | Twitter | Facebook | Linkedin

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.

Email: matthew[at]

Adam Harrison  Deputy EditorAdam 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.

Email: adam[at]

Stuart Macnaughtan  Acting Events and Membership Manager
Stuart Macnaughtan
Stuart joined Progress in November 2013 as the events officer, having previously assisted at Progress annual conference.

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.

Email: stuart[at]

Anna Phillips – Office Manager and PA to the Director

Anna joined Progress in September 2015 having graduated with a degree in politics and international relations. She has previously worked as a community organiser and as a research assistant for a business startup. She is the youth officer for her constituency Labour party and was involved in Liz Kendall’s leadership campaign.

Email Anna: anna[at]

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