Rachel Wolf


Rachel Wolf is a Founding Partner at Public First and leads the agency’s policy work. Rachel co-authored the Conservative Party’s Election Manifesto in 2019.

Previously an education and innovation adviser to the Prime Minister, she was also Senior Vice-President for technology company Amplify in New York City, running one of their main product divisions. She also founded and ran the New Schools Network, the charity that helped develop and implement the Government’s free schools programme.

Rachel has written for national think tanks and most major broadsheets and regularly appears on the major broadcast shows. She began her career as an education and political adviser to the Conservative Party and was a policy adviser to Boris Johnson during his first mayoral campaign and in his earlier role as Shadow Higher Education Minister.

"Whitehall reform has been a goal for successive governments and has generally failed, despite a growing consensus from those inside, and outside, that structures and incentives are suboptimal. ​I’m delighted to be one of the people supporting Reform’s new programme to help figure out how to make reform stick."