Tim Dixon is the co-founder of More in Common, an organization with teams in the US, UK, Germany and France that is working to unite our increasing polarized and fragmented societies. Since 2010 he has co-founded seven social start-ups, including social change agency Purpose Europe, civil protection and democracy group The Syria Campaign, and peace advocacy and citizen engagement group Movilizatorio in Colombia. He has also worked on initiatives to combat modern day slavery, promote gun control in the US, reduce inequality and engage faith communities in social justice issues. Tim trained as an economist and tech sector lawyer, worked as chief speechwriter and senior economic adviser for Prime Ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard, and built a leading Australian educational publishing business that was bought by Pearson in 2004. He serves on several boards including the Chifley Research Centre, the International Budget Partnership (US) and faith-based justice organisation Sojourners (US).