Frank Soodeen

Frank Soodeen

Deputy Director of External Affairs

Frank leads on JRF’s external profile, positioning JRF as a leading authority on UK poverty, with an authoritative, compelling and impactful presence.

He is responsible for developing and leading a strategy, in partnership with others, to build political will so that more people want to solve UK poverty, understand it and take action. He also provides strategic leadership to the media, policy campaign and events teams.

Prior to his appointment Frank held a series of campaigning, policy and influencing roles at JRF, the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, The Nuffield Trust, The Royal College of Physicians, and Alcohol Concern. He holds degrees in philosophy and public policy and management.


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