Incisive analytical thinker, with extensive research and practical experience in urban planning, infrastructure, economics and governance.
Highly-skilled writer, editor and media commentator, capable of presenting complex issues and arguments clearly and compellingly.
Accomplished public speaker with international experience in presenting, and chairing meetings and panel discussions.
Flexible and innovative manager, with experience of start-ups, organisational change and transition, and complex political environments.
Olympic Delivery Authority
Head of stakeholder relations
Leading establishment of stakeholder and community engagement mechanisms in early months of London 2012 delivery programme.
Greater London Authority
Transition team, private secretary, manager of Architecture and Urbanism Unit, head of Olympics and Thames Gateway
Setting up Mayor’s Office structures, design insurgency, leading GLA input into London 2012 bid, and GLA/Government planning for transition to delivery.
Researcher, private secretary, research manager
Local authority performance indicator development and publication, speech-writing and policy advice for chief executive, leading research on local democracy and local economic development.
Writing on higher education and related subjects.
MSc (with merit), Politics and Administration, 1998 (Birkbeck College, University of London).
BA (first class honours), Philosophy and Ancient History, 1993 (Trinity College, Oxford University).
Three As at A-level, 10 As at O-level.
Speak basic French and Spanish, and rudimentary Greek.
Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, 2016.
UK and Irish citizen.