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Anthony Painter

Anthony is Chief Research & Impact Officer (CRIO).

Anthony leads the RSA’s Research and Impact team, overseeing our research, policy, publications and practical innovation.

Anthony is an award winning policy and social innovator. He leads the RSA’s social change work covering economic security, future of work, education, lifelong learning, local democracy and regenerative futures. He has been a leading voice, writer and presenter on the RSA’s platforms for almost a decade.

His last book Left without a future? was described by the leading economist Diane Coyle as diagnosing the democratic problem ‘astutely’ with a ‘refreshing’ humility and pragmatism. The Economist marked it as one of books defining a ‘decentralising’ progressive politics. The New Statesman review described it as a “very readable and broad political manifesto”. And the LSE as “engaging read and one of the better, more innovative responses… the challenges posed in post-crisis Britain”. His previous book, Barack Obama: the movement for change, was published in the UK, Japan and Italy.

His policy and social innovation work has been awarded with a Prospect Magazine Think Tank of the Year award. HundrED has listed the Cities of Learning innovation he designed as ‘one of the top 100 global education innovations’. His work has been featured regularly in global media and presented to United Nations DESA for which he sits on an expert advisory group. He has written for the FT, Guardian, Independent, New Statesman, Spectator, The Times and numerous journals including the British Medical Journal. He directed the Independent Review into the Police Federation.

Please contact EA to Chief Research & Impact Officer amanda.ibbett@rsa.org.uk

+44(0)20 7451 6833

Anthony Painter