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We are delighted to announce the 2022 GO Lab Visiting Fellows of Practice, a leading group of practitioners from across the public, voluntary and private sectors. 

Each year at the Government Outcomes Lab, we appoint a small group of leading practitioners from across the public, private and voluntary sectors to support our mission to advance research and practice in how governments tackle complex social needs. The Fellows bring to our work a wealth of practical insights and in-depth experience in a range of different fields, and ensure our work remains responsive and relevant to those implementing outcomes-focused partnerships for better social outcomes.

The position of Fellow of Practice is pro-bono, and Visiting Fellows contribute to our work in many different ways, from providing input into our research and analytical work, speaking at our events, authoring and reviewing papers, and sharing learning to strengthen the global community of practitioners.

"We are truly honoured to be bringing together such an outstanding group of practitioners from around the world this year. Working as our eyes and ears on the ground, their knowledge and expertise is vital to our work, helping us remain responsive to the needs of practitioners and policymakers. I look forward to engaging with the Fellows and seeing all the insightful discussions and outputs that evolve over the coming year."

Dr Mara Airoldi, Academic Director of Government Outcomes Lab

This year we will be joined by fifteen Visiting Fellows of Practice from a diverse range of backgrounds, with expertise spanning across sectors and countries. They include: international economists, lawyers and development leaders pioneering innovative financing tools in low- and middle-income countries; public servants championing evidence-based approaches and driving collaboration for system change and practitioners with decades of experience in improving public services.

As a group, they draw together a wealth of experience and knowledge. From championing the social value approach in government to rethinking performance management and outcomes measurement, these individuals are working at local, national and international levels to find innovative solutions to some of the most complex social problems and drive positive change in society.

This year's Government Outcomes Lab Visiting Fellows of Practice are:

  1. Andrea MacLean, Social Value Adviser, Northern Ireland Strategic Investment Board
  2. Andrew Brown, Head of Sustainability, Anglian Water
  3. Avnish Gungadurdoss, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Instiglio
  4. Eleanor Dodd, Senior Head of Practice, Collaborate CIC
  5. Emma Hanley, Contracts Manager, Kirklees Council
  6. Jeffrey Matsu, Chief Economist, Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accounting (CIPFA)
  7. Maria Laura Tinelli, Director & Founder, Acrux Partners
  8. Mat Ilic, Chief Development Officer, Catch22
  9. Milena Castellnou, Chief Programs Officer, Education Outcomes Fund
  10. Nandita Das, Senior Policy Officer, New South Wales Government
  11. Richard Johnson, Senior Advisor, the Global Fund & Senior Consultant, the World Bank
  12. Ruben KoeKoek, Managing Director, Social Finance Netherlands
  13. Salim Bensmail, Senior Investment Director, Meridiam
  14. Thomas Kenyon, Senior Economist, World Bank
  15. Val Keen, Head of Changing Futures Programme, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
GO Lab 2022 Fellows of practice

We look forward to working with the 2022 Visiting Fellows of Practice and would like to thank the 2021 Fellows for their immense contributions to the Government Outcomes Lab over the past year.

If you are interested in becoming a GO Lab Visiting Fellow of Practice in future, or nominating a colleague, please get in touch with us at