Who am I?

POLITICAL & ACADEMIC

I  am a Political Scientist with a PhD in Political Science & Criminology from Loughborough University and a Masters Degree in Modern British Politics from the University of Hull.

I studied under the renown academic and Conservative Peer, Professor the Lord Norton of Louth and I was mentored by the former Labour Home Secretary The Rt Hon Charles Clarke. I was encouraged and mentored by the pollster and political strategist, the late Philip Gould, Baron Gould of Brookwood.

I am the founder of the public affairs think tank Yes Minister and I am the founder of Yes We Can UK.

PRIVACY & DIGITAL IDENTITY

I am a privacy Subject Matter Expert (SME) currently supporting HMRC on privacy and enterprise risk.

I have worked across the energy, health,  media, financial services and governmental sectors for companies like HMRC, Royal Dutch Shell, LMCU, Corella/Xoserve, Babylon Health, MyTime Active, BBC, Informa Media PLC, Post Office, Cabinet Office, Royal College of Obstetrician Gynaecologists (RCOG) etc..

  • Former privacy adviser to the Cabinet Office, Government Digital Service (GDS) on GOV.UK Verify.
  • Former Head of Identity services at Post Office Ltd where I led large service delivery in identity verification  services.  
POLICING