Geoff Mulgan

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Geoff Mulgan is the founder of Demos. In September 2003 he was appointed head of policy at No 10 in addition to his role as head of the Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office. [1]

"Geoff Mulgan was the Chief Executive of the Young Foundation until May 2011 and is now the Chief Executive of NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts). Between 1997 and 2004 Geoff had various roles in the UK government including director of the Government's Strategy Unit and head of policy in the Prime Minister's office... He has been a board member of the Work Foundation, the Health Innovation Council, Political Quarterly and the Design Council, and chair of Involve. He is a fellow of the Sunningdale Institute at the UK National School of Government and of the Australia New Zealand School of Government, and has served on many task forces and commissions, including most recently the European Union 2025 programme, the UK Government Commission on reducing health inequality and the Atomium Culture programme linking 25 of Europe's top universities and media organisations. He recently chaired a Carnegie Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in the UK and Ireland." [1]

His recent books include The Art of Public Strategy - Mobilising Power and Knowledge for the Public Good (OUP, 2008) , Good and Bad Power: the ideals and betrayals of government (Penguin, 2006) and Connexity (Harvard Business Press and Jonathon Cape, 1998).


  • author of books like Politics in Anti-Political Age, Connexity: How to Live in a Connected World. [4]

He is an alumnus of the British American Project.[citation needed]

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Young Foundation Geoff Mulgan, organizational web page, accessed March 29, 2012.
  2. Trustees, Studio Schools Trust, accessed March 1, 2016.
  3. Big Society Capital People, organizational web page, accessed July , 2012.
  4. Action for Happiness About, organizational web page, accessed July 10, 2012.
  5. Profile of Geoff Mulgan, Guardian commentisfree. Undated, accessed May 15, 2007.
  6. Resurgence Magazine, March/April 2009.
  7. Wave Trust 70/30 Advisors, organizational web page, accessed April 1, 2012.

External articles

  • Geraldine Bedell, Geoff and Martin's Big Idea", The Independent (London), Sunday Review, January 24, 1993.
  • Ann Barr, "The swot who knows best; As the election nears, think-tanks move into top gear. The highestprofile belongs to Geoff Mulgan's Demos, promoter of a report on 'Tomorrow's Women'", Focus, The Independent (London), March 9, 1997, page 19.
  • "Geoff Mulgan", Spinwatch, accessed August 2005.