Cat Hobbs

Cat Hobbs

Founder and director of We Own It (UK)

We campaign for public ownership and against privatisation. Since launching in 2013 we have won key victories: helping to push back the privatisation of the Land Registry; stopping the sell off of NHS Professionals; winning the campaign to bring the East Coast railway into public control. I've been inspired by TNI's work since I discovered it some years ago.

TNI’s research on water remunicipalisation around the world is incredibly exciting for people in the UK to hear about – it gives us hope! In 2017, I worked with TNI on the Reclaiming Public Services book. TNI's global perspective and research findings have helped us to make the case for public ownership in the UK.

I look forward to working further with TNI on what democratic public ownership of energy, water, transport and other public services concretely looks like. Public ownership is highly popular and now firmly on the political table in the UK. We need to have solid proposals to capture the momentum.