William Mills

Events and Communications Coordinator

I joined Reform in September 2018 as Events and Communications Coordinator, from the not-for-profit sector where I held various positions, latterly in communications and external affairs. My role at Reform centres around delivering a portfolio of policy events a year and supporting the delivery of  the think tank’s communications strategy, ensuring the organisation is heard right across the UK public policy debate. Before work, I studied Criminology at Durham University, which sparked my interest in social policy and using communications to try and create change. I have also volunteered for a Drug and Alcohol charity across the UK and Europe.

My spare time is mostly taken up by talking about cricket in the winter and trying to play it in the summer, alongside cooking, fishing and dance music (from time to time).

My favourite Reformer is…

Professor Fiona Measham, from Durham University, for establishing the first ever Inside Out prison education programme in the UK and The Loop Drug and Alcohol Charity.

What makes you get out of bed in the morning?

Two cups of coffee.

22nd October 2019

State of the State 2019-20

Now in its eighth-year, The State of the State, produced jointly by Deloitte and Reform, is Deloitte’s most downloaded and shared industry publication and has thousands of readers in Whitehall, the devolved administrations and across public services. Informed by interviews with 50 public sector leaders, as well as citizen and frontline service worker surveys, the report explores the challenges and opportunities facing public services and broader society.

8th October 2019

Reformer Thoughts - Ways to work

This Reformer Thoughts brings together policymakers, experts and frontline practitioners to discuss how to create opportunities for groups struggling to access the labour market. The articles highlight the barriers faced by certain groups due to place, age, disability and gender and pinpoint practical steps that government and employers can take to help recruit and retain a more diverse workforce.