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.
Henna Shah – Academy coordinator
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.
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.
Stefan Rollnick – Editorial Assistant
Stefan joined Progress from Here for Good – an immigration charity – where he was working on communications and fundraising. His background includes a public science communication masters and a stint at Chatham House, where he worked on sustainable resource economies.
Joe Cox – Digital Assistant
Joe joined Progress in July 2018 after spending two years at Middlesex Students’ Union as vice president art and design, media and performing arts. Joe has previously worked on political campaigns in digital communications, as well as sitting on the NUS National Executive for Labour Students.
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.
Sam is an associate at Progress focusing on digital strategy. He is the director of a digital consultancy.
He was previously a digital editor at BBC Wales and a political reporter for the BBC World Service. He also served as digital editor of Progress.