Born in London and brought up in Canterbury, where I attended Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, I have worked and lived in a number of places, including spending spells in Cheadle, Brussels and attending university at Royal Holloway in Surrey.
Professionally, I am a Senior Director at FTI Consulting, a 4,500-strong global consulting firm dedicated to helping businesses manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political and regulatory, reputational and transactional. It’s a fascinating role that has allowed me to work in a large number of areas across the world; assisting clients with business-critical issues in markets as diverse as Brazil, the Far East and former Soviet Union states.
Closer to home, I previously served as Director of a Westminster-based civil liberties think tank Big Brother Watch where I led campaigns to help protect personal privacy and keep consumer data safe.
I was proud to be the Conservative candidate for Stockport at the 2015 and 2017 general elections, increasing our vote by 3.9%, adding 2,000 extra votes to the party’s tally and achieving our strongest electoral showing in the area since 1992.
I served as a local councillor on Runnymede Borough Council from 2007 to 2011, where I was involved in challenges related to town centre regeneration and protecting green spaces from over-development.
I’ve appeared on the Today Programme, the World at One, BBC News, Sky News, ITV News, Fox News, Bloomberg, MSNBC and CNN, as well as regularly contributing articles to newspapers and policy journals on foreign policy issues.
Away from work, I spend a lot of my personal time assisting centre-right and liberal movements in emerging democracies with their efforts to build civil society institutions and links with established political parties in the west. This work has taken me to some very interesting places; from minefields in Nagorno Karabakh to lecture theatres in Tbilisi to the EuroMaidan Square in Kiev.
I am a Freeman of the City of London and hold British, French and Brazilian citizenship.
If you would like to get in touch with me, please don’t hesitate to drop me a message firstname.lastname@example.org or ‘phone me on 07813 456720.