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 (2007-09).
Campaigns, events and membership
Stephanie Lloyd – Deputy Director
She was policy and campaigns officer of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust – the largest personal safety charity in the UK, is a former president of NUS Wales and co-leader of the Labour Students on the NUS national executive
Katie Curtis – Events Manager
Katie joined Progress in January 2018, she has vast experience of working in organising, campaigns and events in the trade union movement and charity sector.
She is a former NUS national women’s officer and a longtime Labour party activist with experience as a parliamentary and European election candidate.
Kemi Butt – Finance and Membership Officer
Kemi joined Progress in January 2018. Alongside her role she will be completing the AAT Accountancy Apprenticeship, which is being sponsored by Progress. She attended Barack Obama’s 2008 inauguration.
Rania Ramli – Volunteer Coordinator
Rania is studying at university and is currently BAME officer for Labour Students. She was previously on the London Young Labour committee and has been involved in campaigns for gender equality and better mental health services. She is also active in GMB Union and has a keen interest in progressive economics.
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.
Sam Bright – Digital Editor
Sam joined Progress in January 2018 after spending two years at the BBC. Among other roles, he worked as a political reporter for the BBC World Service and as a digital editor at BBC Wales. He is the founder of the political blog Backbench.
Henna Shah – Editorial Assistant
Henna joined Progress in January 2018 from think tank ResPublica. She previously worked for an educational social enterprise and has extensive experience in issues-based and Labour campaigning.
Matthew Faulding is an associate at Progress focusing on the organisation’s political strategy. He is a director of a public affairs agency.
He previously served as deputy director of Progress from January 2015 to October 2017.
Matthew Doyle is an associate at Progress focusing on stakeholder relations and strategic communications. He is a director of a strategic communications consultancy.
He was previously a political director for former prime minister Tony Blair, was special advisor at the Department for Work and Pensions and 10 Downing Street from 2005-07, and before that had a career in the Labour party press office.