Leah Davis

Leah joined NPC in November 2019 and heads up NPC’s policy and external affairs work, helping to develop and communicate influential new policies to improve the impact of the charity sector on issues from criminal justice, through the homelessness and place-based approaches.

Leah has had a ten year career in policy and strategy development, having worked as Strategy Director and Acting Executive Director at the UK’s leading environmental think tank, Green Alliance, and as a Senior Adviser in the Mayor of London’s office. Leah’s work includes establishing Greener UK, an alliance of the UK’s leading environmental charities working to campaign for strong environmental standards. She also wrote London’s first climate change mitigation and energy strategy, and managed stakeholder relationships for the implementation of the world’s first 24/7 Ultra-Low Emission Zone in Central London, which has seen air pollution emissions cut by a third in 2 years.

Why I work for NPC

A chance to be at the heart of the debate and solutions for how charities can best tackle some of our most pressing social challenges and support communities across the UK.

Explore my work


Briefing: The UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Healthy Planet, Healthy People

Levelling Up and social needs: An analysis of government’s progress

Should we ‘level up’ social needs?

What will ‘Levelling Up’ pay for?

A new era of openness to drive a more impactful civil society


How NPC is considering race and ethnicity in its policy influencing work

Is the government on track to level up social needs?

Where can charities work with metro mayors?

What happens to policy after Brexit?

The conspicuous absence of the social sector