William Mills

Press and Communications Manager

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. 

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).

What makes you get out of bed in the morning?

Two cups of coffee.

Contact: william.mills@reform.uk

8th September 2021

A State of preparedness: how government can build resilience to civil emergencies

The COVID-19 pandemic is the most serious civil emergency this country has faced in peacetime; unprecedented in its scale, complexity, and duration. Despite the fact that extensive central government machinery exists to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to civil emergencies, the pandemic has exposed critical shortcomings in preparedness and resilience.