Nick Faith – Director

Nick Faith - Director

Nick is the co-founder of WPI Strategy, and a recognised expert in political communications and media strategy. He 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. He is also a prolific writer and blogger and is regularly cited in the national media, most recently 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.  @nickfaith82

Sean Worth – Director

Sean Worth - Director

Sean is the co-founder of WPI Strategy, and leads work on policy analysis and political engagement. Sean spent a decade working in politics, latterly as a Downing Street special adviser in the Coalition Government, where he worked across a range of domestic policy areas and Whitehall departments. Prior to government, Sean was head of the Conservative Party’s Policy Unit and worked for the Party through two general elections. His industry experience also includes senior roles in the communications sector advising some of the highest-profile commercial brands on government relations and on managing policy and regulatory change. @SeanWorthUK

Matthew Oakley – Associate Director

Matthew Oakley – Associate Director

Matthew is a respected economist and policy analyst, having spent well over a decade working in and around policy making in Westminster. Before founding WPI Economics Matthew held a number of roles including Chief Economist and Head of Financial Services Policy at the consumer champion Which?, and Head of Economics and Social Policy at the think tank Policy Exchange. Matthew also led the Independent Review of Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions that reported to Parliament in 2014, and previously spent eight years at the Treasury. Alongside WPI, Matthew is also a Senior Researcher at the Social Market Foundation.  @mj_oakley

David Singleton – Head of Content

David Singleton – Head of Content

David is a former lobby journalist with seven years’ experience in the Parliamentary Press Gallery. He spent three years as news editor of PoliticsHome, the leading Westminster news website, and went on to be a senior editor on The House, the official weekly magazine for MPs and peers. Having started his career at the Guardian, David has also held editorial roles at business magazines Inside Housing, PRWeek and Public Affairs News. At WPI Strategy, David’s role is focused on overseeing the production of first class content to underline and reinforce clients’ arguments. @singersz

Tom Hamilton – Associate Director

Tom is a former political adviser with ten years experience of working for the Labour Party, including on three losing general election campaigns. He was head of policy for Labour’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson from 2016-18, and before that he was the party’s Head of Research and then Head of Briefing, where his job included preparing Ed Miliband, Harriet Harman and Jeremy Corbyn for Prime Minister’s Questions. Tom is the co-author of Punch & Judy Politics: An Insiders’ Guide to PMQs, and has frequently appeared on TV and radio as a commentator on politics. He has also worked for charities in the health and disability sector, and has a PhD in ethics and philosophy of religion.


Max Wilson – Senior Consultant

Max Wilson - Senior Consultant

Max was previously the Head of Communications at Back Heathrow where he worked to win over the support of local councils and MPs in west London for airport expansion. He joined WPI Strategy as a Senior Consultant in 2018.

Before that role, he held numerous roles in the Labour Party. He was a political adviser to Harriet Harman, during her time as interim leader of the Labour Party, working on political engagement with the shadow Cabinet, backbenchers and across the party. Max also headed campaigns for the Parliamentary Labour Party’s (PLP) Political Services Unit, where he worked with the Shadow Cabinet on devising and implementing a range of campaigns across various policy areas.

Jimmy McLoughlin – Associate

Jimmy is a former No.10 Special Adviser, who worked as the Business Director during Theresa May’s premiership. In this role, McLoughlin was the primary contact between the executive and the UK’s business community. He worked close with businesses to shape policy and drive growth.Prior to working in Downing Street, McLoughlin was Deputy Director of Policy and Director of External Affairs for the Institute of Directors (IOD). He extensive background in public affairs, having previously worked for Bell Pottinger and Fleishman-Hillard. He worked on Boris Johnson’s campaign team for the 2008 Mayoral election. He holds a regular column in The Times, discussing business in Britain.

Guy Miscampbell – Senior Consultant

Guy Miscampbell – Senior Consultant

Guy is a public policy professional with experience working in legislatures, think tanks, and governments across three different countries. He joined WPI Economics in July 2016 after completing a Master of Public Policy Degree at the University of Toronto, where he was a Cadario scholar. Prior to this Guy held a variety of positions, including working in the Strategy and Results branch of the Ontario Public Service, as a Research Fellow at Policy Exchange, a Research Assistant at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, and working in the U.S. House of Representatives. @guymiscampbell

Steve Hughes – Associate Economist

Steve Hughes - Associate Economist

Steve was previously the Head of Economic and Social Policy at the think tank Policy Exchange, and published reports on increasing savings rates and reducing youth unemployment. Before Policy Exchange he worked at the Bank of England, where he helped manage the regulatory system that governs cash distribution in the UK. He has previously worked an economist at the British Chambers of Commerce where he advised on tax, international trade and SME finance policy, and in Parliament, where he researched HM Treasury and Department for Work and Pensions legislation as it passed through the House of Commons. @sc_hughes

Chris Walker – Associate

Chris Walker - Associate

Chris leads our infrastructure, housing and planning advisory work, having had 12 years’ experience as a senior economic adviser in the Government Economic Service.

He worked as an economist in the Department for Communities and Local Government, where he led work on housing and planning policy. He also worked as an economist at HM Treasury, where he worked on property and taxation issues.

As well as having deep experience and understanding of Whitehall and Westminster, Chris has worked at senior level on devolution and regional policy, a growing area of importance given the progressive passing of policymaking power to mayors and local governments. Chris also holds a BA and an MSc in Economics.  @Chris_Wa1ker

Anne Murray – Consultant

Anne Murray - Consultant

Anne joined WPI with a background in public affairs and communications agencies in both London and Brussels. She has experience working on campaigns and crisis communications covering a range of different sectors including financial services, technology, transport and infrastructure. Anne campaigned for the Green Party in the last round of local elections.  @annemurrayy

Daniel Monaghan – Consultant

Daniel Monaghan - Researcher

Daniel joined WPI Strategy in 2017 as an analyst. Prior to WPI, Daniel worked in the private sector for Unilever, where he gained experience in commercial enterprise and international operations. He holds a MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics, as well as a BA Honours in History and Politics from the University of Warwick. Daniel is an experienced campaigner, having engaged with parliament on the subject of homelessness alleviation legislation and is a local delegate for the Labour Party & Co-operative Party.  @dan_m1993

Sarah Thomson – Consultant

Sarah Thomson – Junior Consultant

Sarah joined WPI Strategy in 2018 as a Junior Consultant. Prior to WPI, Sarah worked for Network Rail Scotland, where she gained experience in infrastructure, community engagement and the transport network. She holds a MA(Hons) in Politics and International Relations from the University of Aberdeen. Sarah has actively campaigned for the SNP in both Scottish and General elections. She also spent time on the Democrats 2016 Presidential election campaign where she gained insight into social media and digital campaigning.  @SarahThomson__

Olivia Marshall – Junior Consultant

Olivia Marshall – Junior Consultant

Olivia joined WPI after graduating with a first-class degree in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick. During her time at university, Olivia worked as an undergraduate research assistant for an Associate Professor of International Development who specialised in Transitional Justice. This role saw Olivia undertake a variety of roles including researching for the professors’ upcoming book and compiling conference notes that were ultimately sent to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons. Olivia has also completed a month-long work experience placement in the Policy and Strategy Department of Essex County Council.  @oliviacolumbina

Fabian Cooper – Junior Consultant

Fabian recently joined WPI as an analyst. Fabian graduated from Exeter University with First Class Honours, reading History and French. He is a fluent French speaker and has a range of experience across the financial and media sectors, including work as a Macro-economic Research Analyst for a Hedge Fund and work experience at a National Newspaper


Renie Anjeh – Junior Consultant

 Renie joined WPI Strategy as a Junior Consultant in November 2018. Prior to joining WPI, Renie worked for at Hanover Communications and Stonehaven, where he gained experience on campaigns consultancy ranging from energy, transport and defence. He holds a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Leeds and interned for a Member of Parliament during his third year.  Renie also likes to occassionally blog on politics, current affairs and culture, including writing pieces for The Spectator and New Statesman.


Helen Slater – Head of Research

Helen Slater – Head of Research

Helen has extensive experience working in Government where she worked as a Senior Economist in the Treasury, and various roles in the Department for Education, including Deputy Director of the transformation team. Prior to joining WPI, Helen spent time in Ghana as a Senior Research Fellow in the African Centre for Economic Transformation, focusing on education, skills and employment and producing workable policies. Helen has also co-authored a number of academic papers on education in the UK.


Christina Bovill Rose – Junior Consultant

Christina Bovill Rose – Analyst

Christina is currently undertaking an MSc in International Public Policy from University College London. Prior to this, she worked in policy and research in the charity sector, with a focus on youth and community work and education, as well as analysing government strategies tackling radicalisation of young people. During her Portuguese and French BA at King’s College London, Christina participated in a study abroad programme, spending a semester at the Institute d’Etudes Politiques in Lyon followed by six months at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.