Luke is a Director at Public First and leads our Charity and Public Sector Practice. He joined Public First from the New Schools Network where he was the charity’s Director. While at the NSN, Luke worked to reposition the organisation’s messaging and rejuvenate the free schools programme through a series of policy asks, many of which have now been adopted by Boris Johnson’s Government.
Luke moved to NSN having been Director of Strategy at Ofsted where he was a member of the executive board, and managing the research, strategy and communications teams. While at Ofsted he oversaw creation of the regulator’s new strategy and played a key role in the development of the new Education Inspection Framework. Before Ofsted, Luke was Special Adviser to Nicky Morgan during her time as Education Secretary, where he drove the implementation of her policy priorities and acted as her chief spokesperson. He was also Head of Education at Stonewall, where he ran their ground-breaking campaign to tackle homophobic bullying in schools.Back to Our People