Gavin Kelly

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Gavin Kelly is a former special adviser, who worked as deputy chief of staff at Number 10 Downing Street from 2007 till 2010.

Before this he was a member of the Council of Economic Advisors at the UK Treasury, and a senior adviser to the secretary of state at the Department for Education and the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Kelly was also deputy head of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, and a member of Tony Blair’s policy unit. [1]

Before working in government Kelly was director of research at the Institute of Public Policy Research and the Fabian Society. He also taught economics and politics at the University of Sheffield. [1]

After leaving his role as deputy chief of staff, Kelly joined the Resolution Foundation, a think-tank that works to improve the living standards of those in Britain on low to middle incomes. [2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 International Advisory Board Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, accessed 20 October 2014
  2. Our Mission Resolution Foundation, accessed 20 October 2014