UK Team

Our team members come from a broad range of backgrounds, and bring their unique perspectives to the work that we do. Please feel free to contact us, or engage with us on social media.

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Luke Tryl

UK Director

Luke joined More in Common from policy and research agency Public First, where he had a particular focus on public opinion research in the Midlands and North of England. Prior to that he was Director of the New Schools Network, a charity that campaigned for and supported the opening of new schools across the country. He has also been Director of Strategy at Ofsted, and Special Adviser to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, where he acted as chief spokesperson. He was also Head of Education at the charity Stonewall, leading their ground-breaking campaign to tackle homophobic bullying in schools.

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Conleth Burns

Senior Associate

Conleth has been a bridge-building community organizer in his rural Northern Ireland hometown since he was a teenager, an experience that shaped his determination to help unite divided societies. After graduating in Law from the University of Oxford, he worked in Rome building global peace, active citizenship and politics for unity campaigns for the United World Project. He is based in Northern Ireland.

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Charlotte Butterick

Programmes and Partnerships Manager

Charlotte comes from a policy and campaigning background; working in the UK Parliament, the European Parliament and a Beirut refugee camp. She has campaigned for migrant rights at both grassroots and political level in the UK, setting up a community educational programme in Yorkshire to encourage local integration. She has worked on several successful UK political leadership campaigns and is also a screenwriter and local newspaper columnist, writing about social and cultural issues.

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Tyron Surmon

UK Associate

Tyron studied History and Politics at the University of Oxford, and then did his Master’s in Atlantic History and Politics at the University of Missouri in the United States – focusing chiefly on early 20th century history, and modern British politics. Together with his studies, he has also held various roles within the Esperanto movement. After graduating in 2021, he joined the More in Common UK team.  

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Tim Dixon

Co-founder

Tim is a social entrepreneur who has started businesses and nonprofits in the US, the UK and Australia, where he was born. He trained as an economist, worked as a tech sector lawyer for law firm Baker & McKenzie from 1999 to 2004 and built a leading educational publishing business that was acquired by Pearson Australia in 2004. From 2004 to 2010 he worked in senior political roles, including as economic adviser and chief speechwriter for two Prime Ministers. He has lived and worked between New York and London for the past decade, co-founding social change agency Purpose Europe in 2013 and helping to start social movement organizations around the issue of modern day slavery, the Syrian crisis, the Colombian peace process, economic inequality, gun control and civic participation. Tim serves on the boards of organizations in the US, UK and Australia.

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Arisa Kimaram

Research Associate

Arisa joined More in Common having recently completed a Master’s Degree in Transnational Studies at UCL, with her dissertation focusing on the relationship between right-wing populism and gender in the UK and France. She has been assisting More in Common’s research studies in the US and Europe.

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