He was elected Conservative MP for Chingford and Woodford Green in April 1992. He was the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from 2010 to 2016, he was previously the Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition from 2001 to 2003. After his term as party leader, Duncan Smith established the Centre for Social Justice in 2004, a think tank which works with small charities with the aim of finding innovative policies for tackling poverty. He remains a life Patron.
Andrea is the founding patron of the charity Parent Infant Partnership (PIP) UK and founding MP of the 1001 Critical Days Manifesto. She was elected the Conservative MP for South Northamptonshire in 2010. Andrea became Leader of the House of Commons on 11 June 2017. She had previously held the positions of Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State for Energy at the Department of Energy and Climate Change and Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister.
Caroline was elected as Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion in 2010. She served as leader of the Green Party of England and Wales from 2008 to 2012. And from 1999-2010 she served as one of the Party's first MEPs and represented the South East region until becoming the UK's first Green MP. She is also Patron of a PIP partner BrightPIP which serves the local community of Brighton.
Frank has been the Member of Parliament for Birkenhead since 1979. From 1997 to 1998, he served as the Minister of Welfare Reform and has campaigned against poverty and low pay throughout his career. In 2010 election, he was given the role of "poverty czar" in David Cameron's coalition government. He now holds the chairmanship of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, is an officer of the All Party Parliamentary Group Conception to Age 2: first 1001 days and the Labour representative for the 1001 Critical Days Manifesto.
Sharon is currently the Shadow Minister for Public Health and has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Washington and Sunderland West since 2010. She was previously the MP for Gateshead East and Washington West. She has a long standing interest in the wellbeing of children and families. In Parliament, she has served on several select committees since her election in 2005, including the North East Regional Committee and the Children Schools and Families Committee. She has also served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Liam Byrne in the Home Office, Bob Ainsworth at the Ministry of Defence and Dawn Primarolo at the Department of Health. In opposition, the-then Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband, appointed Hodgson to the Shadow Children and Families Office in October 2010.
Mrs Hayley de Putron
Hayley is a longstanding advocate of the work of early childhood development and is a Trustee of the Analeaf Foundation. She has made a significant contribution to the future of the charity with support for its economic, scientific and policy contributions.
The Lady Fink
Lady Fink is a committed philanthropist who serves a number of national charities with her understanding of the importance of early intervention for better health and wellbeing outcomes for our local communities. She has given tireless support to help PIP UK make inroads with its advocacy and awareness raising work.
A scientist by background, Belinda has worked in and around health for her entire career, across all three sectors, business, public and charity. Having seen at first hand the costs and pain involved in dealing with disease or accident once they have occurred, as CEO in the NHS, Belinda chose to focus 15 years on leading the NCT, National Childbirth Trust from a small and financially unstable charity to the biggest provider of antenatal and postnatal support in the UK. She has previously been Chair of the Fawcett Society, the most influential gender equality charity in the UK and CEO of the Science Council which works to improve the cohesiveness of scientists and the standards of the profession. Belinda is currently a non-executive board member of Dorset HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust, Chair of the NMC Appointments Panel, and a Trustee of Pro Bono Economics.
George Hosking OBE
George is Founder, CEO and Research Co-ordinator of the WAVE Trust. An economist, accountant, psychologist and clinical criminologist by background, he has made a significant contribution to the field of early childhood development. He co-chaired the DfE/DfH study which produced the report Conception to Age 2 – the age of opportunity report and in 2014 was awarded an OBE for his work to reduce violence and child abuse.