Richard Harries

at Power to Change Research Institute

Director of the Power to Change Research Institute
Policy Fellow Alumnus, Centre for Science and Policy

Richard Harries is Director of the Power to Change Research Institute ( He was previously a senior civil servant and deputy director of the independent think tank Reform. He has extensive experience of public policy making, particularly in criminal justice, local government and the not-for-profit sector. Richard is a member of the Advisory Councils of Volunteering Matters and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).

Richard has advised governments in Australia, Japan, Europe and the Middle East about various aspects of public service reform. He has published on a wide range of topics, including crime and criminal justice, deregulation, fiscal sustainability, philanthropy and social investment. Richard is a Visiting Senior Fellow at St Mary’s University.

To read about Richard's experience as a Policy Fellow in Cambridge see here.

To read Richard's thoughts on productivity in Whitehall see here.