"Above all, [government] needs to make again the case..for its legitimacy – not for “big government” or “small government” but for government’s right and responsibility to address the country’s problems."

Bronwen Maddox is the Director and Chief Executive of Chatham House. Before joining Chatham House, Bronwen was Director of the Institute for Government, an independent think-tank promoting better governance practices. From 2010 to 2016, she was editor and chief executive of Prospect, the monthly current affairs magazine. Before that, she served as chief foreign commentator, foreign editor and US editor at The Times, after a period at the Financial Times where she ran award-winning investigations and wrote economics editorials.

Bronwen is also a Visiting Professor in the Policy Institute at King’s College London, Honorary Governor of Ditchley, an honorary fellow of the British Academy, and a council member of Research England, one of the research councils of UK Research & Innovation. She writes frequent op-ed columns for the Financial Times and broadcasts widely.

"Maddox is a tough critic rather than a blind apologist. In her cool, elegant and knowing way, she chastises when the occasion calls for it." — Daily Mail