Tom Bentley

Between the years of 1999 and 2006 Tom Bentley was the director of what has been dubbed "Britain's most influential think-tank", Demos.

With an academic background in philosophy, economics and politics, and the hands-on experience of having been special advisor to David Blunkett MP - then Secretary of State for Education and Employment in the UK, Tom contributed invaluably to Demos in the areas of democracy, governance, public services, and learning.

Tom has authored countless books and regularly features in media publications, and he is currently the Executive Director for policy and cabinet for the Premier of Victoria, having moved to Melbourne from the UK.

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