Welcome to my website.
I first started blogging about a decade ago but gave it up as I never had the time to update the site with new content. A decade later and I’m infinitely busier, yet I wanted a platform to share a few random thoughts from time to time; largely related to my travels and issues revolving around foreign policy.
Professionally, I work as the Director of European Affairs at Bell Pottinger Public Affairs, assisting clients with their relations with the UK government and the institutions of the European Union (European Commission, European Parliament and European Council). This is a personal website, though and is in no way linked to my employer.
Prior to joining Bell Pottinger, I served as Director of a Westminster-based civil liberties think tank Big Brother Watch and Head of European Insight at a leading opinion polling and political research consultancy ComRes.
I’ve worked in both Westminster and European Parliament and was flattered to be praised in the Total Politics Guide to the 2010 General Election as having a “remarkable, encyclopaedic knowledge” of politics.
An active member of the British Conservative Party, I served as a local councillor on Runnymede Borough Council from 2007 to 2011.
I’ve appeared on the Today Programme, the World at One, BBC News, Sky News, ITV News, Fox News, Bloomberg, MSNBC and CNN. He was Al Jazeera’s political commentator on the evening of the 2010 British election, broadcasting continuously for over ten hours.
I’ve worked on political campaigns in the United States, Serbia and Brazil and am a regular commentator on frozen conflict zones and the political situation in South America, the Caucasus and the Balkans.
Away from work, I enjoys independent travel, spending time by the sea and live jazz. I am a Freeman of the City of London and hold British, French and Brazilian citizenship.