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Tim Dixon

Co-founder, Purpose Europe, Purpose


Tim Dixon is the co-founder and managing director of Purpose Europe, based in London. Since 2015 he and Brendan Cox have been building an ambitious new initiative focused on changing hearts and minds in Europe and globally around the refugee crisis through opinion research, message development, popular movement-building and campaigning to reach mainstream audiences to counter the rising tide of xenophobia and nativism. The first initiative they have co-founded is More In Common, a grassroots community-building movement in the UK.
Purpose is a home for building movements that harness technology to engage large numbers of people and help make progress on major global problems. Tim has led projects in more than 20 countries since joining Purpose’s New York office in 2011, including projects as diverse as the Syrian crisis, modern-day slavery, gun control and economic reform. In 2014 he co-founded The Syria Campaign, a leading advocacy organisation for Syrians.
Before joining Purpose, Tim worked for two Australian Prime Ministers as senior economic adviser and chief speechwriter between 2007 and 2010. He has a professional background as an economist and as an attorney at global law firm Baker & McKenzie. He is the co-author of the two best-selling economics textbooks in Australia, where he grew up, and the founder of Leading Edge Education, a publishing business acquired by Pearson in 2004.