Wednesday 22 June 2011

Fabians appoint new General Secretary

Andrew Harrop has been appointed as the new General Secretary of the Fabian Society and will be taking up the post in September.

Andrew is currently Director of Policy and Public Affairs for Age UK, where he leads the charity's policy, public affairs, campaigns and events teams. He has previously worked for Age Concern, the New Policy Institute and Anne Campbell MP. He has been a Labour Party activist since 18 and was a Parliamentary Candidate in the 2005 General Election.

Suresh Pushpananthan, Chair of the Fabian Society, said:

‘Andy is an exceptional candidate who will bring great political and organisational strengths to the Society. Andy has some fresh ideas about the important issues facing left-of-centre politics at the moment. I’m excited about the contribution Andy’s leadership will make to our historic Society and in helping return Labour to power. I’m confident that members of the Fabian Society, as well as the wider political community, will share in my excitement.’

I would like to add my congratulations to Andrew too. Leading the Fabians is a great job, which I have enjoyed doing, and I also look forward to the Society thriving under his leadership.

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