Sport England Senior Public Affairs Manager and associate fellow of the Academy of Ideas. Joel is a regular convener and chair of debates at Europe’s premier ideas festival, the Battle of Ideas, covering a range of issues across civic life, education, politics and international affairs. He has extensive experience of the charities sector and joined the External Affairs team at Sport England in September 2018. Prior to this he managed campaigns and communications for the philanthropy group, BeyondMe, and co-ordinated volunteer judges and projects for Debating Matters. Joel holds a BA in politics from SOAS, the School of Oriental and African Studies.