Collaborations between senior policy makers, academics and industry to help generate new policy responses to complex social and economic challenges is regularly cited by Jeremy Heywood, the Cabinet Secretary, as an important priority for government. Project X appears to me to be one of the best examples of putting this ambition into practice. This is something I've tried to encourage in all my teams. It also lay at the heart of the Cambridge University Policy Fellowship I’ve recently completed.
Overall, I’ve been hugely impressed with the breadth of work, the spirit of collaboration and the calibre of those working on Project X. Its pipeline of work is highly impressive, as is the insight it is starting to deliver. I'll do all I can to support the further success of Project X and ensure its insights reach the most senior levels of policy making.
On a personal level, I’d like to say thank you to all the Project X community I’ve met so far and the welcome you’ve given me. I’m looking forward to working with you and to helping drive Project X to even further success in the future.