Deborah Mattinson, Britain Thinks

Deborah Mattinson has more than twenty five years experience of providing clients with research based strategic advice. In that time she has worked with global businesses, major charities, international governments and senior politicians. She is particularly well known for developing innovative ways to bring decision makers closer to their stakeholders.

Before co founding Britain Thinks, she jointly ran the Chime Research and Engagement Division. She was also pollster to Gordon Brown, firstly as Chancellor of the Exchequer, then as Prime Minister.

One of Britain’s leading commentators on public opinion, Deborah frequently writes and broadcasts about the mood of the nation. Her book, ‘Talking to a Brick Wall’ tells the story of the New Labour years through the eyes of the voter.

NPC Ignites conference session:

Morning keynote: How are the public feeling post Brexit?

2016 was the year of populist politics leading in the UK to Brexit. In 2017 the snap general election has added to the political uncertainty. What we need to do is make sure we’re listening to what the public is trying to tell us. Britain Thinks’ Deborah Mattinson will explore what this rise of populism means for the voluntary sector, for politics and for policy making.