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Born in London, brought up in Kent by a Mancunian father and Brazilian mother and educated at an 11+ grammar school, I have lived and worked in countries around the world.
I was proud to be the Conservative candidate for Stockport, where I have strong family ties, at the 2015 and 2017 general elections – adding 2,000 extra votes to the party’s tally and securing our strongest electoral showing in the area for 25 years.
During the campaign, I championed a range of important issues, including urban regeneration, strengthening the town’s infrastructure and improving access to high quality education. I was even persuaded to conquer my fear of heights and abseil off Stockport Town Hall to raise money for local charities!
On a professional level, I am a Managing Director at FTI Consulting, a 4,500-strong consulting firm dedicated to helping British firms best position themselves for growth in both the UK and developing markets.
It’s a fascinating role that has allowed me to go to bat for British businesses in a range markets – from emerging democracies in the former Soviet Union to the Far East. This work has only enhanced my belief in Britain’s role in the world as a champion of free trade, democracy and human rights – something we must continue to fight for post-Brexit.
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.