Ameet was formerly Chief Speechwriter, Director of Strategic Communications and Director of Strategy to Prime Minister David Cameron. He spent six years working in Downing Street and has an unparalleled knowledge of the workings of Whitehall. He played a central role in three campaigns: the Scottish Referendum of 2014, the General Election of 2015 and the EU Referendum of 2016, and has been described by the Mail on Sunday as ‘the most influential figure from an ethnic minority background in British politics’.
Paul was Director of Communications for the successful Vote Leave campaign in the UK’s referendum on the EU. He has over ten years’ experience working at the heart of Westminster advising members of the UK Cabinet, senior politicians and leading multinational businesses. He was previously Special Adviser to then Transport Secretary Philip Hammond and to then Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. He also spent several years as Executive Director for External Affairs at the British Bankers’ Association. The Daily Mail described him as ‘by common consent one of the best communicators and operators in Westminster’.
Simon was formerly Head of Government Affairs and Regulation at an international strategic advisory firm where he advised high-profile business leaders, corporations, entrepreneurs and philanthropists on all aspects of their reputation and public profile. He has worked with some of the world’s largest technology companies in Europe, the US and Asia, advising them on policy, regulation and strategy. Simon qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and spent the early part of his career working in international law firms.
Lizzie was formerly Press Secretary to Prime Minister Theresa May, working in Downing Street at a time of unprecedented change for the country and accompanying the Prime Minister as she travelled to European capitals to begin the Brexit negotiations. As well as her time in Downing Street, Lizzie worked as Special Adviser to then Welfare Secretary Iain Duncan Smith. Prior to that she worked as a civil servant, giving her a deep and rounded understanding of the workings of Whitehall. Prior to her time in Government Lizzie worked in the charity sector for a number of years.
Oliver has worked in and around Westminster for many years. Most recently he was Director of Research for the successful Vote Leave campaign in the UK’s referendum on the EU. He was previously Director of Research at Business for Britain and before that worked with the then Education Secretary Michael Gove and with the New Schools Network. Author of the seminal publication ‘Change or Go’, he has advised Cabinet Ministers on a range of policy issues. He has also written for The Spectator and Standpoint and has served as a Borough Councillor.
Jonathan previously worked for the British Bankers’ Association as a Government Affairs Advisor where he supported engagement between the banking industry and Westminster. He then joined the successful Vote Leave campaign in the UK’s referendum on the EU as Communications Manager where his role included strategic communications, social media, activist engagement and media relations.
Felix was previously responsible for political research at the Labour Party where he worked on the 2017 General Election campaign. Prior to this he worked for Britain Stronger in Europe during the 2016 EU Referendum and a pro-European business coalition in the City of London, providing research and analysis to a variety of stakeholders in politics and industry. Felix has also worked for the German foreign ministry and the Handelsblatt international correspondent’s office in Beijing, China.
Simon is an award-winning former journalist who has worked across several national newspapers, the BBC, ITN and online publications for almost a decade. A graduate of the Daily Mail’s highly-acclaimed trainee scheme, he also worked for the Guardian, Evening Standard and Independent as Retail Correspondent, and was appointed the first UK Business Editor of BuzzFeed. Simon was named London Press Club Business Journalist of the Year in 2013 and shortlisted at the British Journalism and Press Awards in 2015.
Olivia was formerly Head of Political Section at Conservative Campaign Headquarters where she led on opposition research, working closely with Downing Street and Government Special Advisers. Before this she was the press adviser to the Anti-Slavery Commissioner, appointed by the Prime Minister following the passage of the Modern Slavery Act. She has also worked on developing policy recommendations for combatting serious organised crime at think tank the Centre for Social Justice.
Nina is a European political commentator and consultant specialising in political campaigns and EU policy. She has worked in a variety of roles including political campaigning, research and journalism at the EU policy think tank Open Europe, UK Parliament, The Sunday Times and Spiegel Online. Nina is a regular contributor to major global broadcasters including Bloomberg, Sky, BBC, CNBC and ZDF and speaks seven languages including German, Spanish and French.
Nick graduated from Harvard University in 2017 with High Honours and a Prize Fellowship in Ethics, studying political philosophy as well as polling methodology. He was appointed Membership Director of the John F. Kennedy Institute of Politics and worked during his summers at Microsoft for the Chief Strategy Officer. Nick served as the first international student to run Harvard’s D.C. summer program and assisted in producing the university’s national monthly survey of Americans.
Emily previously worked at a global communications agency, where she managed a cross-section of clients ranging from healthcare to tech and utilities. Prior to this, she managed campaigns at Liberal Democrat HQ, and was Parliamentary Assistant to an MEP. Emily is an elected councillor in Kent, and stood for the Liberal Democrats in the 2017 General Election. She read Ancient and Modern History at Magdalen College, Oxford.
Alex has extensive experience in both UK and international policy and regulation, developed through roles in both the public and private sectors in the UK and abroad. He has advised multinationals on market entry in China and Korea, written papers on UK and EU regulation for senior MPs as a Parliamentary Researcher and, most recently, organised conferences in the defence sector.
Conor worked as a Communications Officer on the successful Vote Leave campaign in the UK’s referendum on the EU where his work focussed on media monitoring, social media, video editing and internal campaign communications. Conor also has experience of working in an international political consultancy and public relations agency.
Robert graduated from Durham University with a First Class Honours degree in Politics. He was awarded prizes from the School of Government and International Affairs for achieving the highest overall mark in his subject cohort, and the highest dissertation mark. Robert’s work focused on the integration of electoral and census data into historical understandings of the relationship between class and the Conservative Party. After Durham, Robert moved to Cambridge University to read Modern British History on a Churchill Archives Centre scholarship.
Kit previously worked for a global communications agency, working with clients across multiple sectors including financial services, technology and business services. With a primary focus on corporate and financial communications, he has advised on a range of successful corporate campaigns and transactions, as well as broader work on media perceptions, messaging and positioning. Kit studied Theology and Religious Studies at Clare College, Cambridge, graduating with a college prize for academic achievement.
Jodi has over ten years’ experience in operational management and support. She previously worked in the National Cancer Research Institute where she led management of operations including HR, Finance, the Board of Trustees and partner collaborations. Prior to this Jodi worked in the Middle East for an international airline.
Our team has extensive experience of advising Prime Ministers, Presidents, Cabinet Ministers and CEOs.