Pamela Dow
chief reform officer, Catch22; former director of strategy, Ministry of Justice

Pamela leads public service reform for Catch22, a social business providing education, welfare and justice in more human and locally accountable ways, and unlocking capacity across all sectors.

A senior civil servant for a decade, she supported the education reform programme of Rt Hon Michael Gove MP 2011-2014, joining him again as Director of Strategy at the Ministry of Justice, 2015/16.

Pamela has been a judge for the AoI Debating Matters competition since 2015, including for the 2016 and 2017 national finals. She helped found Debating Matters Israel and Beyond Bars, the first prisoner debating competition in a UK prison. She also set up and runs De Beauvoir Debates, a quarterly event series in North London.

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