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Thomas Aubrey

Senior Adviser

Thomas is a senior adviser at Policy Network and chief executive and founder of Credit Capital Advisory. He previously ran credit and economic analytics businesses serving as the managing director of Fitch Solutions and Thomson Datastream. Prior to this he worked as a management consultant turning around failing businesses in Asia, North America and Europe. He has written widely on financial and economic issues including Profiting from Monetary Policy (Palgrave 2012) and co-authored  Prediction Markets: The end of the regulatory state? (2007) with Professor Frank Vibert. Other areas of research  have included nonfinancial risks undertaken jointly with the World Economic Forum as well as liquidity, operational and systemic risk.
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Charlie Cadywould


Charlie leads Policy Network’s work on the future of the left. Prior to joining Policy Network, he authored numerous reports on social and economic policy, as well as various analyses of public opinion and voting behaviour. Charlie holds a BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Public Policy from University College London. He has written leaders for the Times, and has also been published in the Spectator, New Stateman, City AM and Evening Standard.

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Patrick Diamond

Co-Chair and Research Director

Patrick is co-chair. He is lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary, University of London, Gwilym Gibbon fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, and a visiting fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Oxford. He is the former head of policy planning in 10 Downing Street and senior policy adviser to the prime minister. Patrick has spent ten years as a special adviser in various roles at the heart of British government, including 10 Downing Street, the Cabinet Office, the Northern Ireland Office. His recent publications include: His recent publications include: Can Labour Win? The Hard Road to Power (with Giles Radice, 2015); The Predistribution Agenda: Tackling Inequality and Supporting Sustainable Growth (with Claudia Chwalisz, 2015); Governing Britain: Power, Politics and the Prime Minister (2013);
After the Third Way (with Olaf Cramme, 2012); Beyond New Labour (with Roger Liddle, 2009); Social Justice in the Global Age (with Olaf Cramme, 2009); and Global Europe, Social Europe (with Anthony Giddens, 2006).
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Matthew Laza


Matthew Laza is an experienced broadcast journalist who spent more than a dozen years as a senior BBC current affairs programme maker before becoming a senior adviser to the UK Leader of the Opposition in the run up to the 2015 election. Before entering television he led the main Labour Party pro-European organisation, campaigning for Britain's leading role in Europe.
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Matthew Lloyd

Project Manager

Matthew is a project manager who assists with policy research tasks, helps convenes Policy Network events and helps edits policy books. Before joining Policy Network, Matthew was a communications officer and campaign manager for Jess Phillips MP. He also worked for a political communications consultancy company. Matthew holds a first class BA in Political Science from the University of Birmingham. He is currently studying an MA in International Political Economy at Kings College London and is an aspiring political science doctoral student. His is particularly interested in international political economy, new institutionalism and British politics.
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Josh Newlove

Project Manager

Josh is project manager for events and research. He holds a BSc in Social Policy from the London School of Economics, and was a Labour councillor in the East Riding of Yorkshire between 2011-15. He has previous experience in public affairs, as well as working for centrist Labour group Progress.


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Andy Norman


Andy is a skills and corporate governance analyst. He holds an MSc in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and a BSc in Economics from Loughborough University. Andy has previous experience in a UK based international think tank and non-profit organisations in Tanzania and India.
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Alex Porter

Communications and Editorial Manager

Alex manages Policy Network’s communications and editorial output, including stateoftheleft.org – Policy Network’s one-stop shop for analysis and comment on progressive politics around the world. Alex holds a BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and has previous experience working for the UK Labour party as both a campaign field organiser and a parliamentary researcher, and for leading global broadcaster CNN.
German, Spanish
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Florian Ranft

Senior Policy Researcher and Adviser

Florian leads Policy Network’s work on European public policy, with a focus on structural change, political economy and social justice. He holds a diploma and PhD in politics from the University of Potsdam and the University of Greifswald, respectively. Previously, he has lectured and researched in international politics at a number of top-tier universities, research institutes and international organisations in Europe, America and Africa. Florian comments on German and UK politics and is the chief organiser for a German version of Question Time.

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Katherine Roberts

Head of Finance and Operations

Katherine is head of finance and operations. She holds an MSc from the School of Public Policy, University College London and a BA in international political economy from University of California, Berkeley. She is currently completing an MBA from Warwick Business School
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Daniel Sage

Research Associate

Daniel is a researcher on the Policy Network and Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) project on the Social State of Europe. He is also a doctoral researcher at the University of Stirling. His main research interests are in unemployment, wellbeing, labour market policies, social attitudes to the welfare state and the politics of welfare reform. His research has been published in a range of academic journals, including the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy and the Journal of Happiness Studies. Daniel holds an MSc in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and a BA in History from University College London.
French, Spanish
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Samuel Sigere

Project Manager

Samuel Sigere is a project manager who assists Policy Network’s work on European public policy. He is currently studying a PhD in History at University College London. His research focuses on ancient political systems and ideology. He is a graduate of King’s College London and of McGill University in Canada.
French, German
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Renaud Thillaye

Research Associate

Renaud is a research associate. He worked at Policy Network for four and half years (2012-2016), first as researcher, then as deputy director. He was principal researcher for Policy Network’s contribution to the EU research consortium (FP7) WWWforEurope. An expert in EU affairs, Renaud has written extensively on EU institutional questions, the eurozone’s socioeconomic governance, and the future of the EU budget. He comments regularly on French, British and EU politics in the media. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics’ European Institute and Sciences Po Paris.