Jeff Masters is a Senior Head of Practice at Collaborate, leading our place-based work in Kirklees, Barnet, Brent, and Gateshead; our systems change work with Homeless Link; and our collaborative leadership work in Essex. He has led our work on local government reorganisation in Somerset, adult social care innovation in Devon, and the role of place-based foundations in Letchworth.
Prior to working at Collaborate he has almost two decades of experience in public policy and practice, working at the intersection of policy, politics and academia as a civil servant, in think tanks, in politics, and for academics. Jeff was policy adviser and speechwriter to Shadow Business Secretaries Chuka Umunna MP and Rt Hon John Denham MP, an official in HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office, and secretary to the Commission on 2020 Public Services. Jeff has a Masters of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School where he studied Adaptive Leadership and was a teaching fellow on negotiation and leadership courses.