Grace Pollard

Head of Public Services Policy

Grace joined New Local in October 2019.

Prior to this, Grace was a Policy Adviser supporting the London Assembly Transport Committee, and held previous roles supporting the Police and Crime Committee and EU Exit Working Group. Before this, Grace was a trainee on the CharityWorks graduate scheme.

At New Local, Grace leads on developing the evidence base for community power – looking at the impact of these practices across the public sector. She also manages our member research programme of Innovation Insights and Innovation In Depths.  

Grace holds a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Law, Anthropology and Society from the LSE.

Areas of Expertise:
Public Service Reform
Organisational Culture Change
Social Policy

Their Local: Grace grew up near Box Hill in Surrey which is known for being a central part of the 2012 Olympic Cycling route.