Nathan is Head of Policy and External Affairs. He has overall responsibility for NPC’s policy output; its promotion as a think tank; and wider engagement across the charity, social enterprise and voluntary & community sectors. His particular policy interests include diversity and empowerment; the reputation and impact of the social sector; and new models of place partnership, leadership and public service transformation—he is currently developing a cross-sectoral place programme.
Prior to joining NPC, Nathan was Strategic Policy Adviser at the London Borough of Sutton, responsible for the development and promotion of The Sutton Plan—a place-based vision for all public services, private sector partners and voluntary organisations operating across the borough. He has also worked at Cardiff University; in Parliament; for BBC News in Westminster; and as the Head of the Labour Group Office at the Local Government Association (LGA).
Nathan is a trustee of TRAC2, a small anti-poverty and crisis-prevention charity based in his home town of Pontypool.
Why I work at NPC
The sense of mission that pervades NPC is stimulating. I’m inspired by the opportunities we have to work with charities, funders and other partners to tackle and overcome some of the big social and economic problems facing society.
A snapshot of my work at NPC
Our pledge on place and the future of the social sector
Civil Society Strategy 2018: Consultation response
We need to unite the sector in protecting the most disadvantaged
Are we failing to focus on disadvantaged places?
The government must be bold with NCS 2.0 if it is to succeed
Charity Commission reform vital for civil society strategy to work
Submission to the civil society strategy