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.
Nika is leading on policy and business engagement at Bite Back 2030, and has also developed policy and campaign priorities for the Jamie Oliver Group. Previously, she co-authored reports on AI and health and worked for clients including the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Movember. She produced Future Advocacy’s first series of advocacy masterclasses. Nika is a graduate from Cambridge University and is compiling a recipe book with family stories that she hopes will be handed down.
Valentina Barbagallo is an Affiliate Consultant helping clients navigating the European Union bubble. Valentina is currently leading EU resource mobilisation campaigns for global mechanisms working on health, food security and agriculture and providing NGOs with high-level advocacy strategies on the EU budget. As EU policy & advocacy lead for The ONE Campaign, Valentina helped securing ground-breaking transparency legislation on anti-money laundering and played a leading role in converting an imminent cut to EU aid into nearly 1 billion euro in additional funds for development. Valentina previously worked at the Italian Permanent Representation to the EU and at the European Commission Representation in Milan. She holds an M.Sc. in Law from Bocconi University and an M.A. in EU Political Studies from the College of Europe.
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 postcolonialism and citizenship law, and a First Class degree in International Relations from King’s College London. She enjoys writing short articles on issues relating to social justice.
Katherine Sladden, Director, Breakthrough
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