Gavin Kelly, a member of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth's Research Advisory Board, is a leading media commentator on economics and public policy, writing for The Guardian, Financial Times, and other outlets, as well as being a regular blogger for the New Statesman. He covers a wide range of issues spanning economic policy, low pay, welfare reform, public services and social mobility. He joined the foundation from No 10 Downing Street, where he worked as deputy chief of staff. He spent more than a decade in Whitehall and was a member of the Council of Economic Advisors at HMT, the senior advisor to the secretary of state at the Department for Education and the Department for Communities and Local Government, deputy head of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, and a member of the No 10 Policy Unit. Before working in government, he taught economics and politics at the University of Sheffield, where he received his doctorate. Kelly sits on the advisory board of a number of organizations, including The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Policy Bristol, and SPERI at the University of Sheffield. Kelly is now chief executive of the Resolution Trust.