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Andrew Pakes, Director of Communications & Research


Andrew leads Prospect’s advocacy, policy and engagement work where he is responsible for the union’s brand, marketing and membership for over 145,000 members across a diverse range of professions.

He joined Prospect in 2017 to deliver the organisation’s ambition to enter the digital age, including a major rebranding project following a merger with Bectu, the creative industries union.

A campaigner at heart, Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in strategic, in-house and consultancy roles.  Starting out as President of the National Union of Students (NUS) where he led NUS’ work on tuition fees, Andrew has worked as a communications director, senior official in regional government and as a political advisor to Ministers and senior politicians.

Andrew is also a trustee of Stonewall where he is involved in shaping the organisation’s work on advocacy, campaigning and LGBT equality.

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