Roy Lilley

health policy analyst, writer, broadcaster and commentator Roy is an independent health policy analyst, writer, broadcaster and commentator on health and social issues. He has contributed to a wide variety of radio and TV programmes and news. He has written widely, including Guardian, Telegraph, Sunday Times. Roy has a wide variety of experience in healthcare …

David Bowden

Global Communications Manager, PWC David is Global Communications Manager at PWC, where he manages strategic communications across PwC’s global network. David is also an associate fellow at the Academy of Ideas, having acted as its associate director until July 2016. In his time at the Academy he played a key role in the expansion of …

Tom Bristow

Tom is a Researcher in the Children and Families (and education) team at the National Centre for Social Research. He previously worked for opinion polling company Survation over the 2017 election, and has taught debating and history in China, Hong Kong and Cambodia. He is very interested in politics and education policy.

Dr Nicholas Silk

Insurance supervisor, Bank of England Dr Nicholas Silk is an insurance supervisor at the Bank of England. He previously worked as a research scientist but after nine years of student life he got sick of toiling in a lab and made an unexpected career move into financial regulation. He loves going to the opera, playing …

Jake Unsworth

solicitor, Womble Bond Dickinson; DM alumnus Jake is a solicitor at Womble Bond Dickinson specialising in banking and finance, with experience of managing and assisting on a variety of transactions including debt, asset, and real estate finance deals. Jake has also worked closely with the corporate team providing banking and finance expertise on mergers and …

Greg Lowden

Office of the Group Chairman, HSBC Greg became involved with debating and public speaking at school and was on the team that won the ESU National Public Speaking Competition in 2000. Since then he has used the skills he learned to talk his way into Cambridge, a scholarship to live in Japan, and jobs with …

Pauline Hadaway

co-founder, The Liverpool Salon; former director, Belfast Exposed Photography Pauline Hadaway has worked in arts and education since 1990 and is co-founder of The Liverpool Salon, which organises public debates on a range of topics.  As director of Belfast Exposed Photography between 2000 and 2013, she oversaw its transformation from a community photography resource into an …

Hilary Salt

actuary; founder, First Actuarial Hilary is an actuary who advises trustees and employers on pensions. She also works with trade unions where she assists in collective bargaining situations and advises on the pension schemes run by trade unions themselves. She has worked extensively with the Communication Workers Union devising the ground-breaking Collective Defined Contribution proposal which …

Thilo Spahl

journalist and psychologist; author, Die Steinzeit steckt uns in den Knochen Thilo Spahl is a journalist and psychologist. He has published widely on issues relating to science and technology. Two of his books (Leben, Natur Wissenschaft – alles, was man wissen muss and Die Steinzeit steckt uns in den Knochen) have been listed on the Spiegel bestseller list. …

Jonathan Berchner

pastor, EKBO (Protestant Church of Berlin, Brandenburg and Silesian Upper Lusatia) / Protestant Parish of Luckenwalde Jonathan grew up in different parts of Brandenburg, studied mostly in Berlin and Prague, before deciding to work with people in a very diverse and creative job environment. Jonathan has been a lay judge and was a youth worker, …