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Executive committee

We are proud to be a democratically governed, member-led society. Our executive committee is elected by all members every two years.


Ivana Bartoletti (chair)

Ivana is vice chair of the Labour Movement for Europe. In her day job, she heads up the privacy and data protection practice at Gemserv. She is passionate about privacy, data, artificial intelligence and the internet of things, and speaks at conferences and events in the UK and overseas.




Keir Starmer MP





Sanchia Alasia (local Fabian societies representative)






Tom Gardiner







Rory Palmer MEP







Anneliese Dodds MP






Wes Streeting MP






Lord Kennedy (treasurer)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark is a Labour and Co-operative peer. Roy is shadow minister for housing and local government in the House of Lords and a lifelong Fabian and Co-operator. He is a director of his local credit union and supports both Millwall FC and Surrey County Cricket Club.




Stephen Bradley

Stephen is a doctor in a specialist service for homeless people and immigrants in Leeds. He is also a tutor and researcher at the University of Leeds Medical School.




Emily Brothers (local Fabian societies representative)

Emily was Labour parliamentary candidate for Sutton and Cheam for the 2015 general election and was a Labour London Assembly list candidate in 2016. She is standing in this year’s local elections in Sutton for a third time. Not only was Emily the first blind woman to stand for Westminster, but she was Labour’s first trans parliamentary candidate and has received wide acclaim for raising awareness on equality. Emily is elections and campaigns co-ordinator for LGBT Labour and serves on the executive committee of Disability Labour.



Luke John Davies (local Fabian societies representative)

Luke John is the chair of Birmingham and West Midlands Fabians. He previously sat on the Young Fabians national executive and was the first chair of the Young Fabians International Network. He is a PhD student at Aston University researching changes to social democratic parties in western Europe and is a member of the FEPS Young Academic Network.





Martin Edobor

Martin is a NHS doctor specialising in general practice and a former national chair of the Young Fabians. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a trustee for CommUNITY Barnet, a voluntary service charity.



Sara Hyde (Fabian Women)

Sara Hyde has worked in the criminal justice system, primarily with women, for ten years, following a first career in theatre. She has been a PPC and a London Assembly candidate. She was in the inaugural Jo Cox Women in Leadership cohort and is chair of the Fabain Women’s Network.




Seema Malhotra MP

Seema is the member of parliament for Feltham and Heston. She is a senior member of the select committee for exiting the European Union and chair of the APPG on assistive technologies. She served in Labour’s Treasury team as shadow chief secretary from 2015 to 16 and previously was a shadow Home Office minister and opposition whip. She is a former chair of the society and is co-founder and president of the Fabian Women’s Network.




Catriona Munro (chair, Scottish Fabians)

Catriona has been a Fabian and actively involved in politics throughout her adult life. She has been a candidate in Westminster and Holyrood elections. She is a practising lawyer, specialising in EU and competition law.




Vanesha Singh (Staff representative)

Vanesha joined the Fabian Society in April 2018 having previously worked in research and communications for an international affairs organisation. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and Global Issues from the University of Nottingham and wrote her thesis on the value of utopian and dystopian literature in an era of environmental crisis.



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