The School of International Futures (SOIF) was founded in 2012 to:
- help policy makers and business leaders improve the present and the future by using foresight and futures-methods to make better strategic choices about the future
- improve the quality of their innovation
- make their organisations more resilient by better understanding and managing risk.
SOIF help to build the capability to make organisations future-ready, and build networks of practitioners to create the capacity to build better futures.
SOIF was founded by Cat Tully. Prior to setting up SOIF, she was Strategy Project Director at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Senior Policy Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. Before working in government, she worked in strategy and international relations across the not-for-profit and business sectors, including Christian Aid, Technoserve, and Procter and Gamble. Cat has also worked for the UN, the EU Commission and the World Bank.
She is a trustee of the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development, a global board member of Academics Stand Against Poverty, a member of United Nations Learning Advisory Council for the 2030 Agenda, and a member of the Advisory Group of the British Foreign Policy Group.
In May 2020, SOIF jointly founded the National Strategy for the Next Generations programme (NSxNG).