Pamela Dow

Chief Reform Officer, Catch 22


Pamela leads public service reform for Catch22, a social business delivering better education, welfare and justice services across England and Wales. A former senior civil servant she was influential in significant policy reform agendas in both the Department for Education and Ministry of Justice, including a secondment to HMP Wandsworth in 2016 to lead improvement and innovation. Prior to the 2015 general election Pamela was Director of Operations for Tech City UK, and began her career as a consultant and lobbyist in the private sector.

Pamela has been a judge for the IoI Debating Matters competition since 2015 and helped found Debating Matters Israel and Beyond Bars, a prison debating project. She also founded De Beauvoir Debates, a quarterly event in North London. She sits on the boards of the Catch22 Multi Academy Trust of Alternative Provision Schools, the Weidenfeld Hoffman Trust, and London Village Network.

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