Future Advocacy is a non partisan agency. We are proud to work for some fantastic clients seeking to make the world a better place. We work on a diverse range of issues from food and nutrition, health, climate, international development, democracy and governance, and artificial intelligence.
Research & Policy Development: We are skilled in a wide range of quantitative, qualitative, and future-scanning techniques.
Communications: We plan how media can support the change you want and secure the coverage you need.
Advocacy: We amplify the advocacy impact of people who are making the world a better place.
Mobilisation & creative campaigning: We build movements around the causes you care about.
Training: We deliver training in all aspects of advocacy.
Future Advocacy Lab: We catalyse policy thinking and design advocacy strategies for new and underserved issues.
Our team has deep practical experience of how changes in government policy and business practice can be achieved by transforming the assets our clients have, into the power they need, to achieve the change they want to see in the world.
Future Advocacy was founded by Olly Buston who was a key architect of the Make Poverty History Campaign. Olly was Europe Director of Bono and Bob Geldof’s ‘ONE’ advocacy and campaign group for 7 years and has also worked as Director of the Walk Free anti-slavery movement. Olly was recently named as a top UK AI Influencer. Olly received a distinction for his Master’s in Development Studies from the LSE and a First Class in Social & Political Sciences from Cambridge University. Olly loves writing. He has drafted numerous policy reports; a tweet for the Pope; and the script for a campaign film featuring a host of Hollywood stars. He is currently (very slowly) writing a screenplay. Olly is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and sits on the Data Ethics Advisory Board of Profusion.
With over eight years experience in campaigns and communication roles across the health sector, our Senior Consultant, Victoria Gilbert, is well-versed in campaigning at a national and international level. Her experience ranges from designing and delivering high impact creative campaigns with health organisations around the world, through to collaborating with patient rights campaigners across sub-Saharan Africa on cross-disease advocacy initiatives. Victoria has also worked in Press Office at the UK Department of Health. She has a Masters from the London School of Economics in Social Policy, where she researched European and Comparative approaches to health policies, particularly in relation to minority groups. In her spare time, Victoria volunteers for a refugee mental health charity and is studying for a diploma in horticulture.
Suraiya joined Future Advocacy as a Research, Advocacy and Communications Coordinator. She has experience in researching citizenship, migration, governance and democracy. She has recently completed her Masters in International Conflict Studies at King’s College London.
Iona joined Future Advocacy as Research, Advocacy and Communications Coordinator following a year working for Debate Mate, a charity dedicated to improving social mobility by equipping young people with skills in communication and critical thinking. She has a Master’s degree in Human Rights from the London School of Economics, where her research focused on post-colonialism and citizenship law, and a First Class degree in International Relations from King’s College London.
Our Affiliate Consultant Katherine has been at the forefront of some of the biggest most high profile people powered campaigns in the UK and regularly called on to advise global activists building powerful movements for change. As founding Campaigns Director at Change.org UK Katherine advised 100s of winning campaigns from putting a woman on a banknote, No More Page 3, to changing the law for 16 year olds in police custody. The platform grew from 1M to 12M users during this period and was at the centre of putting the tools of activism into the hands of ordinary people. Katherine started her career campaigning around infectious diseases including for the National AIDS Trust. She has now gone on to advise leading international organisations and global activists alike, including Malala, the ONE Campaign, Virgin Unite, survivors and bereaved families of the Grenfell Tower fire and Nobel prize nominee Jaha Dukureh. For the last four years Katherine has worked with Grenfell United, leading their communications and providing strategic campaigns advice to ensure that the survivors and bereaved families of the Grenfell Tower fire achieve real and systemic change to social housing so that a disaster like Grenfell never happens again. Alongside consulting, Katherine is setting up Breakthrough, a pioneering social impact accelerator powering grassroots groups and community leaders to drive transformational change.
To discuss your requirements or find out more about what we can do for you and your organisation, email us at email@example.com or fill in the form below: