Camilla Cavendish

Camilla Cavendish is an award-winning journalist and former Head of the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street under Prime Minister David Cameron.

She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she is researching demographic challenges. Camilla is the author of the UK government’s sugar tax legislation. She was a Non-Executive Director of the Care Quality Commission, the hospital and care home regulator, and wrote the independent Cavendish Review of nursing. She is chair of Frontline, a non-profit organisation which recruits top graduates into social work.

She contributes frequently to the Sunday Times and the Financial Times, appears regularly on TV and has presented radio programmes on topics such as the age divide.

As a Times columnist and writer she won the Paul Foot award for investigative journalism, Campaigning Journalist of the Year and Wincott Senior Financial Journalist.

She began her career at McKinsey & Company and now sits in the House of Lords as an independent peer. She holds an MA from Oxford University and an MPA from Harvard.