Tim Hughes

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"Tim is director of Involve and an expert in public participation and open governance. He joined Involve in 2011 and took over as director in January 2017. Since then, Tim has led Involve to embark on a radical new strategy to put people at the heart of decision-making in the UK.

"During his time at Involve, Tim has advised national, devolved and local governments in the UK on designing and facilitating effective participatory processes. He has overseen and co-lead facilitated large deliberative processes, including the Citizens' Assembly on Brexit and Citizens' Assembly on Social Care. He has led the UK Open Government Network, including through developing two open government action plans with the UK government. He has worked with multilateral organisations - including the OECD, Council of Europe and Open Government Partnership - to improve the practice of participation and open government globally. And he has researched and written on topics including public participation, open government and democratic reform.

"Before joining Involve, Tim was a researcher for the National School of Government's Sunningdale Institute. He worked on research projects covering public sector innovation, governance and accountability, the evaluation of leadership development, and citizen-centred public services.

"Tim holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a BA in Social Policy and Administration, both from the University of Nottingham. "[1]

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  1. Involve Tim Hughes, organizational web page, accessed October 12, 2019.