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 the performance of the business, Harvey also oversees Crest’s work on strategy and insight. With experience 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.
- Designed and delivered justice devolution strategies for six police and crime commissioners and co-authored the Police and Crime Plan for Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
- Commissioned by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change to lead TBI’s policy work on home affairs and immigration
- Led major strategic reviews for the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit leading to changes in policy and practice, including troubled families (2011), police reform (2010, 2009), organised crime (2009), youth offending (2008) and mental health (2008)
- Completed research on international organised crime as a Fulbright Scholar for Harvard University.