Chief Executive

Carey’s previous roles include Co-director of the Institute of Public Policy Research, Special Advisor to Tony Blair in the Number 10 Policy Unit, specialising in employment, social security, childcare and poverty. Carey has also been a senior lecturer in social policy at the South Bank University, deputy director and head of research at the Child Poverty Action […]

Commercial Director

Chris joined EIF in December 2015 as the organisation’s first Commercial Director. He has fifteen years’ experience in a variety of voluntary sector roles. After a degree in History at Bristol University, we helped establish Green-Works, one of the UK’s pioneering social enterprises.

Director of Dissemination

Donna has led on implementation for EIF since 2013. Prior to this she spent over 10 years in central government developing policy and leading implementation programmes to intervene more effectively with children and families. She joined the EIF from the DCLG Troubled Families Team where she advised on the national expansion of family intervention services. Before that she spent 4 years in DfE developing policy on families at risk and overseeing the roll out […]

Director of Evidence

Tom McBride is Director of Evidence at EIF. Before joining us he was based at DfE, where he led the Strategic Analysis function providing analytical support across all areas of DfE policy.

Senior Adviser

Ben joined the EIF having spent the previous decade working in local government on children’s strategy and partnerships, most recently as a Strategic Commissioner in Solihull leading on early help in the early years, emotional wellbeing, speech and language therapy and domestic abuse. Although Ben qualified as a social worker and started his career working […]

Evidence Analyst

Daniel joined the EIF from the Analysis and Insight Team at Cabinet Office. There he managed a range of research and evaluation projects in support of the Office for Civil Society and the Youth Policy teams. Before that, Daniel spent three years as a Research Associate at the Centre for Education Research and Practice at AQA Education where he published work on [...]

Operations Manager

David joined the EIF in July 2016 as Operations Manager. David has sixteen years’ experience in the charity and non-profit sector; he worked for a decade at Cancer Research UK in research and grants finance operations before managing charitable Trusts for The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Projects Coordinator

Ilenia has an MA in International Relations and a European Masters in Cultural Mediation across the Mediterranean. Before joining the EIF’s evidence team as a Support Officer, she interned at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at a London-based NGO, The Media Diversity Institute. She fluently speaks five different languages.

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Our Trustees come from a variety of backgrounds and are responsible for overseeing the organisation’s development and guiding on strategic priorities.



EIF is fortunate to be able to draw on the expertise of the following individuals in our work supporting the implementation of early intervention.


Evidence Panel

EIF is fortunate to be able to draw on the expertise of the following individuals in our work supporting the implementation of early intervention.

Evidence Panel