27th October 2016

New Director of Strategy for the Children’s Commissioner top team

Leading social policy advisor, Alice Miles is joining the Children’s Commissioner’s team as Director of Strategy, bringing a wealth of experience gained at the heart of Government and the media.

Alice was senior policy advisor to the Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Children and Families from 2012 – 2015 focusing on child protection and social work reform.  For the last year she has been senior policy advisor to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

Former associate Editor for the Times, columnist for the New Statesman and barrister, Alice replaces Alex Burghart who has joined the Prime Minister’s Office to lead on social justice at Number 10.

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, said: “I have long admired Alice’s work and I am delighted that she is joining my top team. Alice has exceptional experience in the corridors of Whitehall, working with key policy and decision makers and will be an enormous asset.

The Director of Strategy will be at the forefront of our work to implement my five year plan – Ambitious for Children.”

Alice Miles said: “I am delighted to be joining the Children’s Commissioner to help deliver the ambitious agenda set by Anne. We are determined to show real impact on children’s lives and act as a catalyst for change with decision makers.”

Alice Miles will take up post on 7 November.

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