Nick Pearce is Director of IPPR. He rejoined the institute in September 2010 after two years as Head of the Policy Unit at No 10. An author and regular commentator on public policy in broadcast and print media, Nick writes on a wide range of issues, from social justice, public service reform and identity politics to the future of social democracy. His books include Politics for a New Generation (2007), Social Justice: Building a fairer Britain (2005), Tomorrow's Citizens (1999) and Wasted Youth (1998).
In addition to running the Downing Street Policy Unit, Nick has worked as an advisor in the Home Office, the Cabinet Office and the former Department for Education and Employment. He was formerly Chair of the Advisory Board to the UK Chief Scientist's Foresight Programme and served on the Equalities Review and the Teaching & Learning 2020 Review. He is currently a member of the board of the Royal Institute of British Architects Trust and the UK-India Roundtable.