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Nick is a recognised expert in political communications and media strategy who has extensive knowledge of public policy issues. He brings to WPI many years’ experience of helping organisations shape public policymaking and lead public debate.
Nick spent the past four years as the Director of Communications at Policy Exchange, helping the organisation gain its position as the UK’s leading think tank. As well as being responsible for enhancing the organisation’s profile with policymakers, business and the media, he played an integral role in its research agenda. He worked on research into the reprivatisation of RBS and Lloyds, the future of garden cities and the next stages of welfare reform. He also worked on the seminal Northern Lights research which has led the debate on the need to develop a stronger growth strategy for northern towns and cities.
Nick is also a prolific writer and blogger and has written a number of articles for the national and political media. He is regularly cited in the national media and has recently been quoted in the Sunday Telegraph, The Times, the Financial Times and on the BBC.
Prior to Policy Exchange, Nick advised senior business leaders and international businesses on policy and media issues during his six years as a consultant with a leading communications agency. He has recently worked closely with Lord Wolfson, the chief executive of Next, on the Wolfson Economics Prize 2014 which awarded £250,000 to design a new garden city to meet future housing demand.