Published: 1st Apr 2021

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has appointed three directors to form its new leadership team and help drive forward the next stage of its development. The directors are Graeme Cooke, Sophia Parker and Frank Soodeen. Mr Cooke will lead the evidence, economics, and policy teams to achieve a deeper understanding of the causes and nature of poverty across the four nations of the UK and develop bold, creative, and credible policy solutions. Ms Parker will lead a major new programme of work, to imagine and grow radical new approaches to tackling poverty, in collaboration with JRF’s partners and people with lived experience of poverty. And Mr Soodeen will lead JRF’s public engagement, grassroots advocacy and campaigning work, and act as its senior communications professional, ensuring high quality support to all areas of the group. ‘In the years ahead, we must turn the rising tide of poverty and destitution in the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)