Charlotte Pickles

Director

I have the honour of leading the outstanding Reform team. I took up the role of Director in April, but previously spent three years as Reform’s Deputy Director. During my hiatus from Reform I was first Capitalism Editor and columnist, and then Managing Editor, of the media start up UnHerd.com.

I’ve worked in a variety of roles across the public, private and third sectors looking at how to reform public services in order to deliver better outcomes and better value for money. I started my public policy career at the Centre for Social Justice before heading into government as Expert Advisor to then Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith. After leaving government I spent time advising a major police force, and then working as a management consultant in the public sector practice of a global consultancy firm.

I am privileged to be a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) and the NHS Assembly.

Contact: charlotte.pickles@reform.uk 

22nd October 2019

State of the State 2019-20

Now in its eighth-year, The State of the State, produced jointly by Deloitte and Reform, is Deloitte’s most downloaded and shared industry publication and has thousands of readers in Whitehall, the devolved administrations and across public services. Informed by interviews with 50 public sector leaders, as well as citizen and frontline service worker surveys, the report explores the challenges and opportunities facing public services and broader society.

8th October 2019

Reformer Thoughts - Ways to work

This Reformer Thoughts brings together policymakers, experts and frontline practitioners to discuss how to create opportunities for groups struggling to access the labour market. The articles highlight the barriers faced by certain groups due to place, age, disability and gender and pinpoint practical steps that government and employers can take to help recruit and retain a more diverse workforce.