Dan became Chief Executive of NPC following a varied career in public policy and economics. He was Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit and Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister on the Economy from 2007 to 2010. He has been Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Treasury, and has worked as a special adviser to the Secretary of State in the Education Department as well as at DTI and DCLG. Most recently, he was a Director in the Economics segment of FTI Consulting. In addition to working at senior levels of government, Dan ran the New Local Government Network think tank between 2002 and 2005, which was voted Think Tank of the Year in 2004. Dan was also Senior Economist at the IPPR in the 1990s.
Dan was a commissioner for the Commission on the Voluntary Sector & Ageing, established by NPC. He is a member of the Early Action Taskforce, which helps make the case for a shift in priorities away from coping with the consequences of social problems towards work that prevents them arising. He is a member of the Advisory Boards for Big Society Capital, Impetus – PEF, the Centre for Public Scrutiny and CentreForum. He is a Visiting Fellow at Southampton University, a trustee of 19 Princelet Street and of the new What Works Centre for Wellbeing, a member of the Research Committee of the ESRC and of the Greater Manchester Economic Advisory Panel.
Why I work for NPC
I love the passion and sense of mission that pervades the sector. At NPC I try to make sure that we are helping to turn all of that into real outcomes so that we can all help as many beneficiaries as we can—it’s well worth getting out of bed for!