Jonathan Douglas was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2021.
Jonathan Douglas CBE is CEO of the National Literacy Trust. He is a Trustee of the Philosophy Foundation and of World Book Day. He is passionate about promoting access to literature and addressing inequality through literacy, leading in depth work in the country’s14 most disadvantaged cities and national programmes. He has lobbied and campaigned extensively and led the formation of the Literacy All Party Parliamentary Group. He is a chartered librarian and was Head of Policy Development at the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and previously worked at CILIP and in Westminster Libraries.