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Harvey Redgrave

Chief Executive Officer

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One of the UK’s leading experts on crime and justice policy, Harvey brings a wealth of experience from a decade spent working in government, academia and parliament. Prior to joining Crest, Harvey spent four years advising on home affairs policy for the Labour Party and was a deputy director at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, where he led several major strategic reviews on behalf of a series of UK prime ministers affecting policy reform.


With overall responsibility for running the business, Harvey also oversees Crest’s work on strategy and insight. With experience of managing large teams, Harvey also works with government and law enforcement organisations to build strategic capability. Harvey is dedicated to putting effective policy into practice for a safer society.

Key achievements

  • Designed and delivered justice devolution strategies for Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)

  • Co-authored the Mayor of London’s first Police and Crime Plan 

  • Senior Policy Fellow at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change - publishing reports on immigration, integration and crime

  • Led major strategic reviews for Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron, including troubled families (2011), police reform (2009), organised crime (2009), youth offending (2008) and preventing extremism (2006)

  • Completed research on international organised crime as a Fulbright Scholar for Harvard University.

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