Paul Vallely can help you think through new areas of policy and conduct new research to assist with policy formation. He can also focus your existing vision, policy and research to communicate your message better to the outside world.
Now a Senior Research Fellow at the Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester, he has worked in newspapers and broadcasting, with aid agencies, politicians, special advisers and civil servants for more than two decades. He has highly-developed skills in both policy formation and communications and a wide range of contacts in government, church and development agencies.
Vallely was a co-author of the report of the 2005 Commission for Africa, having being seconded to work for Tony Blair and Gordon Brown in its preparation. For more than 25 years he has been an adviser to Bob Geldof, beginning with helping him decide how to spend the £100m money raised by Live Aid in 1985 and later advising Geldof and Bono at Live 8 in 2005 and then in lobbying the G8 at the highest levels at the Gleneagles summit.
He has been chair of the development agencies Traidcraft and the Catholic Institute for International Relations (now Progressio). He has been an advisor to Christian Aid and Cafod and to Bob Geldof, Bono and the Elton John Aids Foundation.
Bob Geldof, anti-poverty campaigner and rock musician, says:
“Paul Vallely’s work was one of the key inspirations behind the foundation of the Jubilee 2000 debt campaign and a political message which went global with Live 8. His dedication to the people of Africa, and the world’s poor in general, has been exemplary for the past two decades.”