Pamela Dow
director, cabinet office; former chief reform officer, Catch22; co-founder and co-host, De Beauvoir Debates; former director of strategy, Ministry of Justice

Pamela is a director in the Cabinet Office. In a career spanning the private, public and social sectors she has focused on major public service reform, notably in education and criminal justice. Her government experience spans strategy, communication and delivery roles in the Department for Education, Ministry of Justice, HMP Wandsworth, and Tech City UK (Tech Nation).

Pamela has been a judge for the boi charity Debating Matters competition since 2015 and helped found Debating Matters Israel and Beyond Bars, a prison debating project. She also co-founded and hosts a local speaker series in North London, De Beauvoir Debates, now in its fifth year. She is a founding adviser to Code4000, and sits on the Boards of Policy Exchange, the Weidenfeld Hoffman Trust, and London Village Network.

Follow Pamela on Twitter: @deballoonist


Saturday 2 November, 14:00 Cinema 3
Schools: a new front for social justice?

Saturday 2 November, 17:30 Free Stage
Balloon debate: What’s the greatest-ever innovation?