Bss. Philippa Stroud

Philippa Stroud is CEO of the Legatum Institute. Previously, she was Chief Executive of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), a think tank that she cofounded in 2004. Prior to the CSJ, she was Special Adviser the Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP (then Secretary of State for Work and Pensions) from 2010–15, and also to the Prime Minister from 2012. In these roles she was responsible for the development of a national social justice agenda. Her early career included service in Hong Kong and Macau, working with heroin addicts and ex-members of triad gangs undergoing rehabilitation, and on her return to the UK she directed projects serving homeless men and women. Following the 2015 UK General Election, she was ennobled and became Baroness Stroud of Fulham.